Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts

Pray For Me Father

Become a Fan
  (42 fans)
By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Pray For Me, Father

© By Sherwood Ross

Em
Pray for me, Father, mine is the sin of cowardice

For I do not set myself on fire at the White House gate
C G
To protest this war. I am a glutton for God's blue sky.
Em
Pray for me, Father, for my taxes set a banquet for Death

With napalm and daisy cutters and snakelike missiles
C G
To blow apart other men, and their wives and children
Em G
While I walk secure along the shore of the tranquil sea.
C G
Pray for me, Father, and I will pray for you
Em

Pray for a church that does not decry an Inquisition


Where men are broken and driven mad in the dungeons
G
Of Bagram, Kabul, Gitmo, and Abu Ghraib

A church of priests who speak of Golgotha
C
As if Jesus and Jesus and Jesus by the thousands
G
Are not being crucified now by the Masters of War
Em
Are not walking home on artificial legs

Are not staring sightless from wheelchairs

In VA hospitals into God's blue sky.
C Em
Pray for me, Father, and I will pray for you.

(This poem was written with guitar chords for singing the words. Further information from sherwoodr1@yahoo.com)

 

Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more...)
 
Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

U.S. Overthrow in the Ukraine Risks Nuclear War With Russia

Radioactive Ammunition Fired in Middle East May Claim More Lives Than Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Obama Expands the American Warfare State

NSA MAY BE READING WINDOWS SOFTWARE IN YOUR COMPUTER

Is George W. Bush Sane?

Inside America's Biological Warfare Center

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments