‘No Pastor (To Ghosts)’ by Evan Lockwood The Society December 7, 2012 Poetry There are so many different ways to behave And yet we often behave in just one. There are so many different types of “depraved” but the most dangerous is simply just “fun”. People uphold certain lies that they tell and will stick with those beliefs until death, even if it means they are going to hell, those beliefs will be all they have left. We make up these excuses for why we all sin; we make up all these excuses for hate. The drunk makes up excuses for why he drinks Gin. Everyone calls these excuses their fate. Not living by logic or semblance of reason this modern day age has just now begun. We use God to explain the change of the seasons, like primitive beasts who worship the sun. We think that we’re smart and we’re so very civil, but this monstrosity we call today is just the most dastardly, blasphemous evil; the kind we strive to avoid when we pray. No one must be praying if this modern day wins. This whole era will most surely be burned. I am no saint, no pastor, I’ve committed sins but of course most of those sins have been learned. I am not religious, but I fear for our souls as this society races towards death. This martyr, this symbol here, has taken death tolls disguised as freedoms confused with our breath. There are so many different ways to behave but we pretend one is better than most. I think such pretending will lead us to our graves, which would turn all those pretending to ghosts. Evan Lockwood is a poet living in Audubon, New Jersey. This poem is among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.