Alan Halford

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Rosary - Poem by Alan Halford

Ring a Ring no Rosary
Standing in a row
Waiting for the hand to fall
God's children take a bow.

Ring a Ring no rosary
Shadow at the door
Sweat around his puffed up neck
Pain upon the floor.

Ring a Ring no Rosary
A whispered word to God
Judies, where's your mercy
From the stripping and the rod.

Ring a Ring no Rosary
Wipe away the tear.
Stained and dirty fingers
Garbing at my years.

Ring a Ring no Rosary
Now the pain is done
Christ upon his alter
Disciples in my Tomb.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reaction to Irish Catholic Church child abuse scandal

Comments about Rosary by Alan Halford

  • Eindaray Kyaw (9/17/2012 10:39:00 AM)


    good poem with religious thoughts..
    and i can see your active poetic soul in your poem!
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  • Anita Jonker (9/11/2012 12:46:00 PM)


    I love this! ! It is fun to read and keeps you interested till the end. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2012 12:52:00 PM)


    Ring a Ring no Rosary
    Now the pain is done
    Christ upon his alter
    Disciples in my Tomb. -- funny!

    nice poem though. ring a ring!
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  • (8/15/2012 5:43:00 AM)


    a brilliant write and so hypnotic...it just kept me attached to it till the end and when it finally end, i was still there for wanting more to read
    absolutely phenomenal......loved it
    love
    payal
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  • (8/10/2012 4:08:00 AM)


    Ring a ring, a nice poem and I take a bow. Ring a ring, I will read again another poem of yours. Well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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