Again !



As the Mass began

how could he know,

he was to be the sacrificial lamb.

‘This is my body’

‘This is my blood’

of an old and holy man.


And the muffled requiem bells

rang out.

Again ! Again ! Again !

© Fingleton (Juillet 2016) (Löst Viking)öst-Viking/746104845419195

3 thoughts on “Again !

  1. VijayNair

    A senseless ,gruesome act ! I was reminded of T.S. Eliot’s ”Murder in the Cathedral” when I read your poem,John. ”Again !”–indeed …

  2. John Anthony Fingleton

    Yes Vijay..I had also the same thoughts when I heard of the murder…..I was going to call it ‘Becket’s Shadow’……Strangly Becket and Henry II, passed together through the same region of France


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