Though he gained popularity

As a hymn writer of brilliance

He felt no joy

In contrast there was

A sense of alienation

From organized religion

Unaware of his inner turmoil

His congregation expected

Him to scale greater heights

Unable to live with this dichotomy

His religion he did renounce.

18 thoughts on “Renouncement

    1. Aww! Thank you so much Tracy. It has now become a kind of a game for me to see if I can fit in three prompts in a poem which makes some sense. It feels really good when the effort is appreciated.

      Liked by 2 people

  1. Getting in all those prompts is a feat! One that you do so smoothly and beautifully! Is this poem about a specific person? Iā€™m trying to think of who it might be…

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.