Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Virtuous Queen


Virtuous Queen,
suspended by two realities:
tell us stories
of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob.
Tell us how
you broached
the news to Joseph.
Tell us how they mocked
your immaculate conception.
Tell us of Jesus'
formative years.


Virtuous Queen,
human and divine,
Mother of disciples,
teach us how to pray,
how to nurture God,
how to live the Christian life,
even when we are torn
and slaughtered.
How to love,
even when we are hated
and despised.


Virtuous Queen,
robed in righteousness,
comfort us.
Radiant Majesty,
enlighten us.
Sorrow Personified,
mourn with us.
Faithfulness Exemplified,
Mother of kings,
teach us.
Matriarch of heaven,
intercede for us.

Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2011
Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011
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  • Rookie - 151 Points Daniel Gordon (8/13/2011 4:05:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute to the mortal mother of our immortal savior. Very well thought out and written. (Report) Reply

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