Promised Lands


              Graham poster

I found Jesus in 1970
in between Southern Comfort and acid. 
I followed Him all the way to Wembley 
with a girl Iíd studied in Bible classes.  

We heard Billy Graham preach the gospel 
of Chosen People in the Promised Lands.
Linda, said Billy, be very watchful 
Rayís hands donít stray inside your bra and pants.  

Beware of Buddha, Mohammed, yoga -
he promoted Christ as an exclusive brand 
that must be acquired before the closure. 
Then he prayed for Nixon in Vietnam. 

I marched off the pitch when the fans all knelt 
and never discovered how Linda felt.

Raymond Miller
If you have any thoughts on this poem, Raymond Miller would be pleased to hear them.