Chris G. Vaillancourt

(April 5,1959 / Canada)

A Corpus Christi Mindset


Mind emptied.
Tabernacle full.
Body of Christ.
I stand before it.
Mindless motions
that I
have performed
an uncounted
number of times.
'Hoc est enim'
I mutter in
time honoured fashion.

They line up like soldiers.
Eyes embraced with
words I have given them to say.

'Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi.'

Over and over until the last one has
returned to his place in the choral filled building.

They see me as the symbol of God.
Make the sign of the cross.
Bless them.
Bless me.

Renew me Jesus.
remind me

Submitted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Edited: Monday, May 12, 2014

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  • Mark Nwagwu (11/14/2009 8:41:00 AM)

    Renew me Jesus, remind me that the bread I receive is you, indeed Corpus CHristi (Report) Reply

  • Henry Brown (10/31/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    Hey Chris What a subject what a poem As time allows I will read your work. It has been worth it thus far (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (10/15/2009 2:48:00 PM)

    wowwwwwwww
    a lovely poem
    I think you are referring to the Holy Communion
    good write
    thanks for sharing
    -10 anjali (Report) Reply

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