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Easter Reading

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Easter Reading

Easter Reading 

In Lima – Peru- a hippo was pulling the tram car with 
its best friend a water buffalo. They had ended up
here, far from Africa, after the great flood ebbed and 
had been blessed with eternal life, only being mere 
animals they didn´t know this. In Lima no one made 
a big issue of this, but when the wider world knew 
and some adventurers set about trying to kill the pair,
in vain, the Lima people took another look, especially 
since the church thought they were the devil´s own
handiwork and god would never had allowed beasts
besting man. Angry people took to hurling mud and
stones at the animals, also calling them rude names.
From the mountain came a man dressed in white 
burnoose, and spoke to the people:
“For years you respected my creation, the hippo and
the water buffalo, with respect and care I thought  
well of you and decided that the archbishop of Lima, 
when time was right, would be the new pope, but you 
have disappointed me greatly; hence the new pope 
will be the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina”.
The man, in white burnoose paused… and said: “It is
also time you electrified the tram system.”

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:15:00 AM
    You should go on the road with this material.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/29/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy, but not here in Algarve
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:42:00 AM
    - Very well written Jan Oskar, enjoying reading your poem today. - Thanks, have nice Easter days! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 3/29/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Anne lise