Still "tweaking" this one.




Sancta Dei Genitrix

The Rosary and Party Strife:
    I should abandon one,
        And grasp the other,
        Dearest Mother,
    Until my life be done.

When blowhards, rogues, and charlatans
    Appall me with their deeds,
        In my soul's grief
        I seek relief
    And pray your circled beads.

When liars, fiends, and murderers
    Infest the public square,
        I lift my eyes
        Up to the skies:
    Bright Star, I find you there.

When mercy's mocked and justice jeered
    At podium and forum,
        No mob or throng
        Can thwart this song:
    Regina Angelorum!

Gem of illimitable price,
    Unwithering taintless bloom,
        Rain that gives birth
        To peace on earth,
    Dispelling dreadful doom---

Wise and gentle Rose of May,
    Maiden of Nazareth,
        At nod of night,
        At dawn's first light,
    I praise you with each breath.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-03 at 04:29

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