James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

The Culture Of Secrecy... Feb 12th,2013 - Poem by James Bredin



The culture of secrecy would put the Mafia to shame,
Dressed in effeminate style vestments where no one takes the blame,
Where the sex scandal of pedophile priests is never discussed,
Because it might interfere with the overwhelming trust.

Because the question remains; whether or not they've all been caught?
Or is this all one well and eternally delayed, hidden plot?
And those billion-dollar lawsuits are all paid with parish cash,
Because the faithful are faithful and there is no parish backlash.

And Pope Ratzinger just retired because he couldn't take the heat,
Cardinals will soon elect one of their own to take his seat,
But still no one has figured out how many pedophiles were hidden,
Pompous criminal priests whose sins were probably forgiven.

Feb 12th,2013

Comments about The Culture Of Secrecy... Feb 12th,2013 by James Bredin

  • Elena Sandu (2/12/2013 5:24:00 PM)

    The flow of this poem makes a great read but the words are even better, holding a precious truth. Thank you for sharing this timeless piece. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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