Hélène Vaillant’s WHAT DO YOU SEE? MARCH/26/2019

Photo prompt March 26 to April 1, 2019

We all know that most but not all religions have a lot to answer for. In times gone by bullying and misusing the poor the weak and the young. These days sexual abuse is regularly uncovered, in schools and parishes where the priests (by any name) of all religions are held up as good and to be trusted.

This is now being revealed as rubbish they can be as deviant, cruel and evil as the next.

So to the good ones out there I apologize and thank you for your good works. To the evil abusers and bullies mascarading as pious may you burn in hell for eternity.

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The bells of evensong chime

Brothers come together at this time

They meet in prayer and silent contemplation

Giving thanks to God for the safety of their Nation.

God is on our side they say

Yet that was never true, least of all today.

Their world falls apart about their ears

They close their eyes to all their fears.

Brothers you have lost your way

On the young, poor and weak you can no longer prey.

Your leaders speak of apology

But your victims can’t break free

Their lives blackened, they despair

Whilst you move on without care.

Beware those of you who have sinned

Your names are carried on the wind.

God in heaven sees all your misdeeds

No wonder the sacred heart bleeds.

*******

This is part of Hélène Vaillant’s what do you see challenge.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Violet Lentz
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 14:05:15

    A masterful lament.. I really enjoyed this.

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 14:14:11

    It is with great sadness that the Church has mislead it’s followers, with denials, gross injustice on the vulnerable. Though today most buildings housing the clergy have been sold due to lack of vocation in the young. The older generation are the culprit for degrading the stature of vocation, using it as a hiding place for their deviant personalities, while the honorable seated bishops remain deaf to the cry of the mass.

    Thank you for this marvelous piece Willow. So much need to be addressed and written as we embrace the afflicted of such atrocities.

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  3. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 16:33:34

    This is a very good poem, Willow, on a topical and difficult subject. I do know a lot of good religious Fathers and Nuns so I can’t speak from experience although I know that much bad has taken place in the past.

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    • willowdot21
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 16:35:58

      Yes I understand Robbie and I make it clear there is always good and bad. But so much has been hidden, so much ignored and so much hush up and covered up. Thank you for reading 💜💜💜

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  4. Ritu
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 16:54:42

    What a great take on a tough subject sis!

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  5. Dale
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 22:59:50

    Perfection, Willow. Excellent and so glad they are finally starting to pay for their sins.. Will never make up for those who got away.

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    • willowdot21
      Mar 27, 2019 @ 23:11:33

      No you are right, those in power never did anything, just hushed things up and moved the miscreants to different schools or parishes. It goes back centuries bans all religions. It is so sad for all the victims. Thank you for reading Hun 💜

      Reply

  6. Michael
    Mar 27, 2019 @ 23:23:34

    Yes, no wonder it bleeds, well said willow. Excellent response willow.

    Reply

  7. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 05:04:10

    So powerful, Willow.

    Reply

  8. CHINA ALEXANDRIA LIVING THE DREAM
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 09:39:35

    THE PHOTOGRAPH IS ACTUALLY OF THE MONK’S MONDAY MORNING RITUAL OF ‘LIVE CHESS’ WHERE THEY STEP ONE WAY OR ANOTHER FOR EACH MOVE. THERE IS ALWAYS A FIGHT OVER WHO WILL BE BISHOP AND WHO WILL BE QUEEN, CHINA

    china.alexandria@livingthedream.blog

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  10. pvcann
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 12:11:38

    I like the honesty of this, potent calling out of the darkness masquerading as light

    Reply

  11. Nathan
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 19:32:51

    Ooof! Powerful and timely. Thank you.

    Reply

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