You do not have to be Maggie
You do not have to serve humanity
with the same energy
that resurrects the spirit of many
– as mana fed the wandering people.
You do not have to co-operate
with those who share your values
as Maggie has shown in her way
for all our glory.
You can be the better part of you.
You can reach deep
into your childlike love of loving families
and draw from your well.
Let Maggie live in your heart today,
and let the rising sun
bring your talent over the horizon.
These are fragments I’ve scribbled down while listening to the Irish national news today.
They came quickly from a fund of anger that festers within my body.
I’m sharing these phrases here in case I don’t sculpt them into verse soon. These are the exact words, warts and all.
The Pope is coming here
Defender of the Faith
God’s Vicar on Earth
Protector of priests
Defender of pedophiles
Jesus Christ must be tossing in his grave
Propagator of Untruths
Poser for the Poor
Defender of Eucharist.
A chalice of putrid blood
the blood of people
Destroyer of children
Leader of liars
Bishop of Rome
the central committee for the propagation of vice
7 deadly Sins
Salvation from prosecution
The institution of Pope is here already in every parish + diocese
The silence of brother
the silence of priests, nuns
How shall the faithful welcome him?
longing, flags, reverence, prayers,