Richard Thripp

John Paul 1

The method to the madness that holds dissenters's feet to the flame
singes then cauterizes Biblically-divine retribution in Jesus's name
with the fatted calf emasculated & Apocalypse's horses made lame
Disco tricksters know fratricide is Barry Gibb's best-executed game
Saturn worship & fishy heraldic miter hats bring the Vatican shame
John Paul 1 was embalmed quickly so no autopsy could cast blame
Anti-pope J.P.2 ensured Vatican/Mafia banking remained the same
His debilitating shaking palsy affliction from brilliant heaven came
but instead of death, celestial elders in their wisdom chose to maim
The sacrilegious Polish pontiff's devilry delivered Hades-born fame
Each newborn's a resource by which illumined ones hold claim as a
de-industrialized, eugenical, feudal, trans-humanist State is the aim
and to change the juxtaposition of sire and dame to dame and dame

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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In the words of David Bowie: 'This ain't rock & roll, this is genocide! ': INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR: NEW DELHI, INDIA, FEB.29, MAR.1-2,2004: 500 tons of D.U. munitions have been dispensed in Afghanistan. Prof. Yagasaki calculated that 800 tons is the atomicity equivalent to 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The amount of D.U. used in Iraq in 2003 is equivalent to 250,000 Nagasaki bombs.

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