Maurice Mierau | Winnipeg, MB | LCP member since 2003


Chorus Lines

My name is God
and we have no personal relationship.

My name is God
and the map shows no village.

My name is God
and you deserve charity.

My name is God and
I own the pattern of your genome.

My name is God and
jobs are only for the chosen.

My name is God
and I have privatized the rain.

My name is God
and crucifixion is only for artists.

My name is God and
I was born rich.

My name is God and
your island nation is sinking.

My name is God and
I define the terms.

My name is God and
my servants have fucked your children.

My name is God
and I have privatized the rain.

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Maurice Mierau is a Winnipeg writer and editor. His last book, Fear Not, won the ReLit award for poetry in 2009. He edits fiction for Enfield & Wizenty, poetry for CV2, and on-line for TheWinnipegReview.com.

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One Response to Maurice Mierau | Winnipeg, MB | LCP member since 2003

  1. Carol Stephen says:

    Oh, I do like this poem! But it has me wondering if God is a Canadian politician…

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