Monday, 22 July 2013

I Beg Your Pardon

Although a baptised Catholic
- non practising, I confess -
I always found it strange
that the Church of Rome
was resistant to change.
Its views on women priests
and the ban on birth control
are truly symptomatic
of a religious creed
whose tenets are dogmatic.
So what are we to make
of indulgences being offered
to followers of Tweets
of the current pontiff?
All I can think is LOL:
it doesn’t happen often
that the Vatican softens.

© Luigi Pagano

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Luigi Pagano is a contributor to Poetry 24. He has published three printed collections of his poems and his work has been showcased in several anthologies.