The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost

is an eighteen-stone

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 thelmahoustongloria-

gaynordonnasummer 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

archangelic

higher-powered

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

REAL

 

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, I’ve got to believe in the reality of your description.
2018-08-14