One Big Happy

One Big Happy

One Big Happy 1920 1440 Kelly Belmonte

Christians who drink
Christians who get drunk
Christians who talk about Christians who drink
while sipping Constant Comment
Christians who wear ripped jeans to church
Christians who never wear jeans
Who wear turtle necks and cross necklaces
Who show cleavage
Who wish they had cleavage
Christians who say “fudge” and refer to the “F-Bomb”
Christians who say “fudge” or “freakin” in polite company but
“f—” with friends
Christians who say “f—“ unapologetically
Christians who smoke
Christians who would never smoke
Who used to smoke
Who tried weed once
Who smoke only at home
standing out on the back porch
in 12 degrees, snow falling on their slippers
Nominal Christians
Evangelical Christians
Catholic Christians
Doubting Christians
Born again Christians
Born again again Christians
who can’t get enough of the dunking
who keep needing to start over over again
Christians who love Jesus
Christians who wish they knew how to love Jesus
Christians who pretend they love Jesus because
that’s what they’re supposed to do
Christians who need Jesus.

Kelly Belmonte

Kelly Belmonte is a poet, blogger, and management consultant with expertise in nonprofit organizational development and youth mentoring. Kelly blogs from her site on poetry, writing, and creativity. Her poetry has been published in "Atlas Poetica" and "Relief Journal: A Christian Literary Expression." Kelly’s two chapbooks of poetry, "Three Ways of Searching" and "Spare Buttons," are available through Finishing Line Press.

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