Monday, July 30, 2012

Preacher Man

Street evangelist
Evangelist preaching on the street, Morelia, Michoacán, México


Preacher man a-preachin’
To the sky and to the birds;
Don’t you wish you understood
His message and his words?

Story after story comes
Pouring from his tongue—
Sometimes fiery tales
‘bout the world when it was young;

And sometimes dark allusions
To sin and hell and such;
Doesn’t bother me a bit—
Well, at least not much!



Photo and poem © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Ruby Tuesday 2


24 comments:

joy said...

But this picture touched my heart! Beautiful poem!

Green Speck said...

Beautiful lines ... lyrical :-)

Liza said...

Nice capture.

My entries:
Moms... Check nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Ralph said...

Faith and prayer can be very powerful motivators - the pastor shows this and his passion gets our attention - and for those in attendance, their minds and lives may be changing during the service. Perhaps for the better...

Felisol said...

I like a man with a passion and need for people. Right or wrong; at least he's trying to make a difference.
Not many of them nowadays.
Most of us are curling comfortably up in front of the TV set, watching our heroes sweat for us and for short term glory.

maria said...

Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

DawnTreader said...

He certainly seems to be putting his heart into what he is doing.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great Pic! He looks very devoted!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the impassioned stance you have captured in the photo! And your poem is a delight!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a great character study -- I wish I could take good pictures of people. Thank you for hosting RT2

Meoww said...

Interesting !

bj said...

Just awesome...:)

Jenn Jilks said...

Wonderful Ruby posts!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Angie said...

Spot on again, MMT! Words & pic - perfect.

moe lauher said...

Great posting! I just left my ruby.

Alexa said...

Sometimes on my morning commute I encounter "preachers" on the subway. I'd kind of like to tell them that they're making it hard for me to concentrate on my own personal prayers/meditation—but in the end I just have to let them do their thing.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Looks like he is going to fall down..

Mine is up:

http://sizzlingdelights.blogspot.com/2012/07/pulled-pork.html

Lina Gustina said...

Strong expression!

http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2012/07/the-first-red-sandals.html

HOOTIN ANNI said...

....I'd steer clear of something like this myself.

Danielle said...

Love the poem!!! How very talented you are.

Riet said...

What a lovelt poem and picture.

Mama Zen said...

I love the poem, and that is a really cool capture!

JunieRose2005 said...

I like your preacher man post!

Wenche said...

Lovely shot :0)