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Below is the poem entitled MAUNDY THURSDAY which was written by poet Nola Perez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Kirby's no Catholic, at least he doesn't believe 
the Pope's infallible. Infallibility's for me, 
the one he counts on for treats under the table 
when no one is looking, or he trails me into 
his mistress's  laundry room, where 
doggy perks are stored along with "Tide, Free & 
Gentle, plastic containers of color safe bleach
destined for the King Size clean-machines
as good as any Laundromat on planet earth.

In the church of my persuasion, Thursday 
of Holy Week is when parishioners, called for duty, 
come forward on cue to sit on folding chairs 
before God and the world, while a priest, kneeling 
in his grandiose garments washes their feet 
in the old way, (a bar of soap, "Dial" maybe, 
"Don't you wish everybody did!", a basin 
of water, a towel or three) as our Blessed Lord 
demonstrated on his way to the tree.

Barefoot at bedtime, sleeping over 
with those I love most, Kirby, senior citizen 
of our family dog-dom, granted privileged access 
to the end of my bed, takes sacramental care 
of the object of his affections.  My left foot 
carefully washed, special attention 
to the toes, (no thorns on this rose), are 
hors d'oeuvres he does not sample 
in his ample love.

Copyright © Nola Perez

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  1. Date: 4/2/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Hey! I think I'm caught up. You have a good springtime, ya hear. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 1:41:00 PM
    Aint animals great! I was just watching a game show with one cat curled up under my arm and another inhabiting my legs. Have a great year, dear. LOve, Dave

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 7:07:00 AM
    A deep read'keep them coming' (LIN~RA)