Sunday, 27 May 2012

WOMEN'S ORDINATION
(Francis Croake)


Among the animals in the cold dank dark of a stable,
After the pain and the bleeding and the birthing;
Mary looked down at the baby lying across her legs
And said: "THIS IS MY BODY. THIS IS MY BLOOD".

In the shadows of the bleak Calvary hill,
    After the pain and the bleeding and the dying;
                 Mary looked down at the broken frame across her legs 
and said: "THIS IS MY BODY. THIS IS MY BLOOD".

  Its just as well that she said it to Him then.
.For now, dry old men,
    In brocaded robes belying barrenness,
       Ordain that she cannot say it to Him now.

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