Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,611 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Righteous Dustbins - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Coffee break at ten, whirled through the
antichirst’s birth as retold by Neil Gaiman
and Terry Pratchett - the Spawn of Satan
without hoofikens, looking unlike his daddy-
waddykins as Sister Loquacious remarked

Brought to a Chattering Order where nuns
speak incessantly, however inconsequential,
in marvelous contrast with the usual nun’s
tale of silence broken by delightful renditions
of holy songs all jazzed-up; I laughed aloud

This day is blessed by this great piece of
irreverence, creating a context in which I
can read little documents, my mind held
in thrall by the righteous dustbins of this
saintly tale – thank you so much!


Comments about Righteous Dustbins by Margaret Alice Second

  • Martin O'Neill (3/9/2012 8:12:00 AM)


    This is a delight to read. It somehow lifted my spirits and made me smile. I think it is the image of happy chattering nuns. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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