Took him in dislike
the first / only time we met:
the Church’s rising star
chairing the prison inquiry;
attentive, serious, seeming to care.
(I represented reform.)
Nothing of course happened.
I saw his report: contrary
to his reassurances on the day,
leaning hard to conservative.
Since, paedophile scandals
he failed to act on;
banning gay worship.
“Pompous, arrogant…” says my husband,
watching him pontificate on TV.
Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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