Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Jesuit Diplomacy

Your civil conflict's been so long
That some would almost say it's wrong.
There can be room, nevertheless
For some divergent godliness.
The road to peace is arduous,
So I'm not here to make a fuss:
My Church has not lived to these times
By telling Power of its crimes.
Some platitudes, and then I'll run -
For that's what my Christ would have done.

© Philip Challinor

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Philip Challinor posts fiction, satire and assorted grumbles on his blog: The Curmudgeon. His longer fiction is available here.