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Waiting for the apology -

I regret the anguish that I suffered from the church
No comfort for the questioner no solace for the lost
With rules and hypocrisy engrained in the folds
Of vestments golden -  
I regret the bigotry of those times - no mercy for the sinner
The smell of incense sweat and fear
Garbled mutterings paying dear 
Saving souls from extra torture
Hiding secrets from the world
Little infants buried outside little girls incarcerated
In the laundries of the Magdalen – starching sheets of rich mens’ linen
Feeling guilty for existing – 
No eyes meet mine
To tell the sorrow of their lives 

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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Liz. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 7:41:00 AM
    Beautifully written.. Patrick

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 10:52:00 AM
    so sad--were you in an orphanage?