Francie Lynch

Glasgow Cathedral - Poem by Francie Lynch

On this side of the bridge,
Between time and eternity,
A foothill to the Necropolis,
Rises the cathedral.
The remains of St. Kentigern
Maintain it, the fouding Father.
The spire tops the cruciform
Pointing the way to Glorify.
Within, walls are embedded
With plagues, standards and swords,
Praising foreign campaigns
And distand expeditions
Of long lost brave hearts.
Pilgrims stand silently;
Tourists nod quietly,
Pointing at remarkable achievements
Of Empire, and the young,
Beatified on distant lands.
The fading banners protest:
'For this I gave my all, my best.'
The stones are cold,
The windows stained:
In the crypt, St. Mungo lies,
The foundation of all,
For God, King and need.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, hypocrisy, scotland, war

Comments about Glasgow Cathedral by Francie Lynch

  • Spock The Vegan (11/7/2015 11:13:00 AM)

    Nice tribute to the soldiers. Thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Shakil Ahmed (11/7/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    last part of your poem is very nice, well composed poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 7, 2015

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