Monday, 9 December 2013

The Needle's Eye

Pope Francis is preaching Marxism?
Oh my!
Does that make him a Commie?
And aren't Commies bad?
My oh my!

Doesn't Francis preach the spirit of Jesus?
Oh dear!
Could Jesus have been a Commie?
Dear oh dear!
That would make Jesus bad—

But wait! Who said it?
A very rich man.
Who lives in a very rich house.
Who is paid very many millions each year
to speak what's in his mind.
Of course.

And what's in his mind?

©Darrell Petska

Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'

Darrell Petska retired recently after more than 30 years as an editor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His poetry appears in a variety of online and print publications.