Robes.

Robes.

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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My thoughts after reading "The Rites" by Matt Baglio

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The holy men in their black robes,

Spouting innate ramblings of peace and love,

Honour thy neighbours and families,

As long as you pray to the dove.

Take his body and blood,

Cleanse your soul and mind,

Glancing at the altars helpers,

Feeling that sick little grind.

Preaching solidly about poverty the virtue,

Helping others in defiance of ones all,

Black robes living in their ivory towers,

Gorging on decadence off the eager fall.

A solid union in a powerful city,

Closed ranks under a voted leader,

Silent side glances and rumours,

Empire splits by this very reader.

© 2012 Thomas Fitzgerald


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Thomas Fitzgerald
I may regret this, but honesty please! x

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I may like this more because I agree with everything you have said, however I have never read "The Rites" by Matt Baglio, and I have no way to know how it reflects to that work. But I love this piece and it's honesty to the world that you see about these 'holy' men.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I think this is the first piece i've read of yours. Your writing looks sturdy and strong. I like the theme and the message.

Posted 9 Years Ago


The power of the cloth , the power of politicians, businessmen and the prevailing ideology all robed in the higher good?

Posted 9 Years Ago


that robe does not make a man holy but it does draw attention to his behavior
great job very expressive

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Although I haven't read "The Rites", I like this poem very much.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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You should not regret anything about this poem. The truth is the truth. And this poem highlights a vast amount of truth. I think that a lot of these holy men have double standards or blame "the devil" far too often. They keep secrets and protect themselves at any cost. It is so sad. It actually begs the question "What is sacred anymore?" These holy men surely have lost their way.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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well ... good ! Enjoyed the fact you shared some of the christian moral code (ex Honour thy neighbours and families, Cleanse your soul and mind etc..), last verses, however, made me think about all the power the church unfairly has (guess "empire" was adressed to "church"). Great poem

Posted 9 Years Ago


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they do spout ''innate ramblings of peace and love'' loved it!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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The closed ranks line says it all. Do as I say, not as I do is still sadly, seen as the way ahead for those in those ranks. Excellent read. Thanks.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I love it! I always say people need to voice about things like this...yes, indeed, "Ivory Towers"...whilst they condemn and preach...they are carrying out atrocities...people need to awaken to the lies we are told or manipulated by daily, by the fear mongering ridiculous opinions of such and the end line says it all here!
xoxo

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Can relate to this piece... It's really good and wonderful use of vocabulary! The first line was really good and made sure I read the piece:D brilliant imagery. Well done!

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Thomas Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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