A Poem by Norman 223

Should this be against the law?




On the grounds of sexual equality

I feel that the Church is amiss

For they only specify “Amen” in church

 Not Ah-Women or even Ah-Miss

So, it seems to me, Christianity

With it’s old fashioned values is wrong.

 For by implication, when a mixed congregation,

 Raise their voice  in devotionial song

They seem quite unaware

 Of the prejudice there

That the  music they’re singing infers

 That it clearly entails, that the Church favours males.

 For why only sing hymns  - not hers?  


© 2020 Norman 223

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Good job, I came to the same conclusion as a child.

Posted 1 Week Ago

Your witty funny truth-based snark on religion sparks a rant in me. Pardon me while I vent. Thanks to our worthless dictator with his whimsical wrath, we can never be sure if doing/saying a thing is politically correct or to be forever scorned for it's total wrongness. He's got the country wondering which is the preferred position for honoring our flag (or how to properly aim our royal supplications), which is the accepted holiday greeting to use, which lives matter, and whether the USA ever belonged to Native Americans. The list goes on, but you get my drift. As for the Christian right, that's become so horribly disfigured, people can't find a straight line between the holy-rollers who support the prez & anything having to do with the "other Lord" *wink! wink!* I'll shut up now. This is why I often take long breaks from being online. Everything seems to spark this & when I'm alone in the wilderness I never think about it! Thanks for touching a nerve & understanding my response to it! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago

Norman 223

6 Months Ago

I noticed in one of his photos, he carried a bible upside down. Perhaps THAT was significant. His .. read more

6 Months Ago

I love the "He has Risen" comment! How can Jesus compete with the sanctimonious leaders we've chosen.. read more

I hear there are now approaching two hundred gender variants sir norm... makes ya mind go kinda funny dont'cha fink.. I suppose Pan gender is understandable during a pandemic but wot about us hermaphrodites

... I reckon you are a literary word genius sir & true .. Oh' n stay both safe and well the pair of ya.. okay:)

Posted 6 Months Ago

Norman 223

6 Months Ago

Do you think Canticles would fit the bill. If so, variant 201 has just been born.
Thanks fo.. read more
Love both the rhyming and the clever word play, 'hymns' not hers, indeed! :))


Posted 6 Months Ago

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Norman 223

6 Months Ago

Thank you Beccy. At my age, Beccy, massacring the English language is the only way of satisfying .. read more
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Love it. You are quite the talent young fella :))
Hope you and yours are well Norman
Take care

Posted 6 Months Ago

Norman 223

6 Months Ago

Thanks Gee. Still fighting unfit. But I can thump hell out of the keyboard.....

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Norman 223
Norman 223

Essex UK, United Kingdom

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