Hollow Hypocrisy


They talk about his footprints in the sand.

What do they know about it? I demand.

They preach of his works but fail to understand.


The book was sent to us yet they only pretend to read.

Love of money has blinded them, they're consumed by greed.

Do they blaspheme or are they so thoroughly deceived?


As a whole, the human race is ignorant.

They destroy a world that He only lent,

Taking for granted the Son that was sent.


If they are deceived it's because they want to be.

They have closed their minds to how they ought to be.

Their conscience dead, makes it easy for them not to be.


Their hearts feel nothing of what they say,

And yet they go on parroting day after day.

Ignoring the path that He died to show the way.


Ungrateful for everything He chose to give.

Hypocrisy is the way they choose to live.

True faith will, for them, continue to be illusive.


"He without fault cast the first stone."

I have many and I have always known.

I watch the ripples from ones they've thrown.


Stone after stone like they have throughout time,

Covering over, explaining away, crime after crime.

Their followers performing their great pantomime.


The few real believers are treated just as He said.

"They will persecute me and the ones I have led."

So many yielded so few and yet still He bled.


Body racked with pain and in mental anguish, He prayed.

Disrespected, unappreciated and outcast and yet He stayed.

The love that He has, on "few" hearts forever engraved.


  • Author: SLR (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 18th, 2018 18:52
  • Comment from author about the poem: I'm SO tired of these people that pretend to love and follow God, that pretend to be good 'Christian' 'models of society' and they end up turning out to be black hearted, abusive, opportunistic predators that take advantage and abuse the innocent, trusting, and helpless!!!
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 24
  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.
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  • Michael Edwards

    Great work and so sad that there are many who fall into this category - thy do not serve their faith well

    • SLR

      Thank you for your comment. They're not worthy of their title and position and the trust that people put in them.

    • MrNobody40

      Part of what turned me away from Religion. The hypocrisy. This hits really close to home for me

      • SLR

        Stuff like this has happened all over the world and I think that's why a lot of people have turned away from religion or changed religion. Although I have noticed it does seem to happen mostly in the same few religions. A lot of people have turned away from religion but have kept their inner spirituality. They can still feel close to God or higher being without going to church. It's a comfort for them.

      • Laura🌻

        Spot on! Yes, it is “the ones who commit the crimes while pretending to be righteous and spiritual should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” This happens in all faiths! It’s up to us to show love and kindness. We can have a relationship with our own God...no middle person! We can follow our own beliefs and not condemn those who believe differently! The most important thing is to be humane and respect one another and not cause strife!
        An excellent write!


        • SLR

          Thank you SO MUCH! I agree completely with everything you just said! (That rarely happens!) Thank you for your comments.

          • Laura🌻

            You’re very welcome!
            I’m delighted with your response!
            All that I’ve said is straight from my inner self! That’s how I feel! When truth be told, it is easy to express it!
            Glad we’re on the same page! 😊

          • Syd

            Hi there SLR. I'm not religious at all but enjoyed this poem.

            Great write

            - Syd

            • SLR

              Thank you for dropping in! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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