Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Socialist Sonnet No. 144

Clerical Errors


Clerical men, lest God be offended

By a young woman’s misplaced scarf, allowed

Her beating to death. Repeatedly vowed

Righteous destruction will not be blunted,

But visited on the chosen people

Of the very same God, who in their turn

Have striven hard to dispossess and burn

Their Abrahamic neighbours. They cripple

Their people’s thinking with holy fallacies,

Flags and lines drawn on maps. While, without qualms,

Nominal Christendom supplies the arms,

With political consciences at ease.

By and for benefit of humankind,

A very different world must be divined.


D. A.

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