Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Mary Mary Magdalene


Mary Mary Magdalene,
what do all those stories mean?
Mary, Mary, is it true,
Jesus had a thing for you?

Mary, Mary – He lay with you?
Mary, Mary, tell me true
Mary, Mary, red hair wild,
did He leave you great with child?

Mary, was your love so steady,
that you had had His kids already?
Mary, Mary, at the Cross,
did it feel a gain or loss?

Mary, Mary – on that third day,
what was it like with the stone rolled away?
Mary, Mary, running there with love,
what did you think when He rose above?

Mary, Mary – what was it like, after?
Were there tears or joyful laughter?
Mary, Mary – the kids you had –
did they turn out like their Dad?

Mary, Mary, whore redeemed,
did it work out like you dreamed?
Mary, Mary – your afterlife –
was it mostly love, or mostly strife?

Mary, Mary, were you worshipped or despised
As Mary’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Christ?
Mary, Mary, did you stay,
or feel you had to take the kids away?

Mary, Mary, with so much love,
did you, too, rise to heaven above?
Mary, Mary, in the sky,
all we ask are the reasons why…

Mary, Mary Magdalene,
What is really true? What does it really mean?

Submitted: Friday, April 06, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011

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Comments about this poem (! Mary Mary Magdalene by Michael Shepherd )

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (7/7/2007 7:05:00 AM)

    This is a '10' if ever I saw one! ! ! And, the Da Vinci Code says it too! Ah, research well done, and the right questions and comments made! ! ! This is highly religious, and you've put it in the right poetic format! ! Two-line stanzas...each to be pondered over! ! A lot of truth...a tad of humor, too. Well done! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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