The Poet and the Preacher by Rebecca Holland

The Poet & The Preacher:

A Love Story in Four Micro-poems

 

Love Poem – from a Poet

I love you more than poetry

How can it be

that my heart didn’t create you?

When you are the deepest

most

beautiful

part

of

me.

 

 

Prayer –from a preacher

Our love is a sacred

Sacrifice

And I would gladly lie

down upon your altar

My heart bare for all to see

Please-

Say that you love me.

Lord- hear my prayer

 

My Prayer of Confession

Dear God-

I’m sorry.

But let me explain…

 

 

The Best Sermon I’ve Ever Written:

(And I’ve penned thousands)

Is love.

 

Artist Bio:

Rebecca L. (Torres) Holland is a visually impaired Filipina writer, disability advocate, and ordained minister who lives in Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Divinity and is particularly fascinated by the intersection of faith, disability, race, and gender. She has published a chapbook entitled, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse and her work has most recently appeared in Bold Blind Beauty, The Drabble, and Women Writers & Women’s Books.  Rebecca blogs about literature and disability awareness at BeckieWrites.com.  Find her on Twitter and Instagram @BeckieWrites.   
About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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