Secular Sweden 2013

Secular Sweden

A fact;

To read about on Google,

Hear about and see on Sverige’s* TV;

On which each Swede is nurtured.

Uncomfortable to raise in company,

This most essential subject: our

Existence (which, I think

Is fun to mention)

This a quest and question most exciting.

(much more than, say

‘who did what, with, to…’

well, you know.)

Sweden is

The world’s most secularized

Nation.  Not discussed or asked about,

This concept of the Root.

What is kicked around is food;

Recipes exchanged;

Tools and cars and trängsel skatt**,

Immigration crime.  That’s what!

These are ‘in’,

God is ‘out.

God, life’s possibilities.

Who to blame?

Historically, not long ago, when Sweden was extreme,

Its zeal with moralistic base, Luther ‘s named –

And kings and wars other things, and…

Nowadays with Swedish churches

Emptying, for sale or rented,

Here in war-free Viking’s land

We are a secular society, manned

By secular majority.

*pronounced svair-ee-ya

** (road) congestion charges

Secular Sweden 6.17.2013

Swedish Book; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

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