The Holy Ghost

is a zaftig lesbian

who chainsmokes

and keeps a sheepdog

named Francis (for the Pope)


The Holy Ghost

is a top-notch twelve-step gal

who knits gargantuan scarves

and smiles broadly

at the sight of a toddler

stomping and splashing a rainpuddle


The Holy Ghost

will text you at 6.15 each morning

and ask you

how's your day so far


The Holy Ghost

knows all the words

to the Thelma-Houston-Gloria-

Gaynor-Donna-Summer songs

on the Disco channel

of SiriusXM radio


The Holy Ghost 

marches in Pride 

and resists 

and goes to meetings

and complains of the heat

and prays prays PRAYS

for serenity courage wisdom


The Holy Ghost

gives you big hugs

warm tight squeezes



nicotine embraces

to recharge your hope-battery

after the funeral

of a mutual friend

dead in her 40s


The Holy Ghost

knows what it's like


The Holy Ghost

has been there


you know The Holy Ghost

isn't perfect


but she's human

and she's kind

and she’s 200 percent



I believe

in the Holy Ghost

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-08-14 at 14:10

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
What an Amazing earthy down and dirty take on the Holy Ghost.
Since the HG is all things to all people, Iíve got to believe in the reality of your description.


Call It What You Will
by Thomas DeFreitas