Frederick Webster- “DON’T MIND US IT’S ONLY OUR RELIGION”

http://www.fredwebster.co.uk/
http://www.fredwebster.co.uk/

“DON’T MIND US, IT’S ONLY OUR RELIGION”

Oh God!

Not those boring old

Inevitable verities of life again

Squeezing through the loose slack basket-weave

Of life’s style and sophistication

Disturbing our cozy equilibrium

Without so much as a by your leave.

Holy mother of Christ!

Save us one and all

From those enervating unembellished truths

Bursting through the cracked veneer

Of our ornamented way of life

Intruding with shining self evidence

Uninvited and incorrupt.

In the name of Allah!

Take away at once

Those dull dry uninspiring realities

Standing there in mute contradiction

Of our fundamental figments and fabrications

Silently demanding self restraint

And not even a thousand pardons.

March 1990

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