Mark J. Schulte Poems

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O Captain, My Captain! (The Hockey Version)

This is dedicated to John Shanahan who was for several years the Czar of the St David's School club hockey program in New York City. At his retirement the very successful program was turned over to the school administrators.

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! your icy trip is done;

Sophomore Year

My daughter is a sophomore at Trinity School in NYC.

Conjugate the verb vivir.
Write an essay on King Lear.

My Favorite Foods

Jimmy Bradley, the well known NYC restauranteur, and Rebecca Babcock are getting married in Stowe, VT this weekend and having the rehersal dinner at the Trapp Family Lodge. So I penned this verse for the von Pio Family singers (Sung to 'My Favorite Things')

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens,

'Ut Viri Boni Sint' - On Ice

'Ut Viri Boni Sint' - 'That they be good men' is the motto of St. David's School in New York City. This is dedicated to their hockey teams.

'Ut viri boni sint', McLellan said to me;
Is the motto we embrace, for our men-to-be.

If (The Hockey Version)

With apologies to Rudyard Kipling, this is dedicated to the parents of young hockey players at St. David's School in NYC....

If you can lose your blazer often
yet keep Mom from blaming it on you,

Sonnet: A Trinity Is Not Immutable

John Allman, the recently installed Headmaster at Trinity School in New York City is doing an outstanding job. This is dedicated to him.

Yes, three-hundred years of academic tradition,
but burdened by present day troubles and woes,

Making Sense Of Episcopal Scents

The Archdiocese of NY is reportedly trying to shut down St. Thomas More, a healthy, successful parish on the East Side, so they can sell it and use the proceeds to fund the (arguably) unnecessary refurbishment of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Scandalous, if true!
This is dedicated to the Save STM cause.

Park Avenue Prayer

Rev. George Witt is being installed today as pastor at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City.

Peter to the Romans.
Paul to the gentile race.

Passing A Church On March First

... made a special 'visit' today;
a local church that crossed my way.
A simple action, just to say:
'Thank you, Dad' and 'yes, I pray.'

The 40th Year

As Andrew L. Krueger ponders the year,
the sweat on his palms clearly signals his fear -
of an annus horribilis coming quite near.
A. Lemberg Krueger is turning 40...

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