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Birth of Worship

By Judey Kalchik Published 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read

Early man stared in horror

Cowering at the unexpected

Loss of light that

Indicated the removal of approval and the dis-

Pleasure of the All-One.

Screams, sobs, and sacrifices:

Entreaties lifted to appease; and thus: religion.


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Judey Kalchik

It's my time to find and use my voice.

Poetry, short stories, memories, and a lot of things I think and wish I'd known a long time ago.

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  • The Dani Writer2 months ago

    Hoooo FIRE!!! Sure that I will read this multiple times. Woohoos AND pom-poms Judey!

  • And much like tapping sticks together in South Dakota to keep the Bengal tigers at bay, voila! It works. This reminds me of the movie "The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais.

  • JBaz2 months ago

    Now this is spectacular. I really enjoyed the history you added in about how the eclipse probably caused fear and gave a rise to religion. Good luck

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    This is an original take Judey- using the actual event of an eclipse and linking it to something so universal as religion and belief. "Cowering at the unexpected Loss of light " is the line that stood out to me, and I like how this makes us think about what it would have been like to experience an eclipse with no scientific understanding of what was going on.

  • Oooo, this was extremely powerful! Loved your Acrostic!

  • Heather Zieffle 2 months ago

    Very vivid and powerful! Well done!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)2 months ago

    Ooooo! I like the direction you went with the challenge Judey, nicely done!! Love the moodiness of it!!

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Wow, this was so powerful. lovely imagery!

  • PK Colleran2 months ago

    Wow. Really powerfully told.

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Excellent creativity. Your words selection is not ordinary. You wrote from heart.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Great entry, very creative.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Impressive!!! Loving it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Rasma Raisters2 months ago

    Most creative and nicely penned.

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Soooo good! Brilliantly crafted

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago

    Wow! Surprise😉❤️ Have fun on vacation!🥰

  • Atomic Historian2 months ago

    Someone is ready for Monday. Are you in the path too? I may or may not have called it the apocalypse a few times

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