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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Right of Reply

Come on your belly, if your legs can't carry
the weight of your moral certitude;

set us an example in tolerance,
in the noble art of rising above;

instruct us how to love one another
as you have loved, as He has loved you;

teach us the lessons of physical restraint,
show us the stones in your pocket, unthrown;

Peacemakers, merciful, meek and pure
show us why the rewards of righteousness are yours.


©Angela T Carr



Angela is a poet & writer based in Dublin, Ireland. Winner of the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition in 2013, her debut collection will be published by Bradshaw Books in 2014. More at www.adreamingskin.com.

3 comments:

  1. Nice job Angela and adore those opening lines!

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  2. Thank you, John & Mari, for your kind comments! It made me angry to see a religious organisation use their faith to justify hate speech, ignore democratic process and try to stifle freedom of speech for another point of view.

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