Birgitta Heikka


The Barefoot Prophet on the Beach Poem by Birgitta Heikka


The yawning sky accompanies
the cries and the beating bell
of the barefoot prophet.

Wavering like the wind,
a strange specter in the horizon
adorned in a white robe flowing.

'Repent of your sins
for near is the end! '

His wails, the waves
bear though barred windows
rousing sinners from slumber deep.

They sneer at the seer
who daily tramps on their repose
with his ravings.

But the *Celestial steers not
the sluggish sand, trudging
his feet bare; his mission clear.

*A member of the Celestial Church in Nigeria. Members who are known for short as the 'Celes' believe that the beach is a holy place of worship.

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 09, 2015

Topic of this poem: religious


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*A member of the Celestial Church in Nigeria. Members who are known for short as the 'Celes' believe that the beach is a holy place of worship.

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