More poetry for Christmas

We are still working on getting those carols I promised up on our home page. Meanwhile,

A Penitent Considers Another Coming of Mary

by Gwendolyn Brooks

For Reverend Theodore Richardson

If Mary came would Mary

Forgive, as Mothers may,

And sad and second Saviour

Furnish us today?

She would not shake her head and leave

This military air,

But ratify a modern hay,

And put her Baby there.

Mary would not punish men—

If Mary came again.

Thanks to the Poetry Foundation.

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