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"Exegesis"
At 7 he was thrown to the wolves Bede marked his territory hidden secrets kept in the abbey he escaped went to war where the unwanted trod First regiment, Vietnam he took with him like a comfort blanket his Nicene creed and God and on returning from Hell which never really left him any peace, the burning extraction came the loss of the comfort long longed for and missed love and the Golden Fleece torn to bits, a wife and what little he knew of love stolen too soon, way before time he turned to poetry and the comfort of stories through fable and Rhyme he considered ditching it all somewhere inside there came another call - army transitioned khaki to blue Air flight lieutenant wings and all another climb rolling a rock like Sisyphus up the god-damned stairs where that thing called God called from its seat, "Have you considered theology becoming a Jesuit priest?" He sought it out commenced it then followed a retreat... Another discipline for himself and the three Evensong and Sundays without missing a beat, regularly like a flagellant whipping the loss of life the lack of sins ridiculously repenting for nothing he'd ever done wrong a very good man, with a mother who really didn't care and a father, totally unknown and long gone He kicked himself as a failure when in fact he was courageous and strong He was just caught in Life's sticky net Exegesis St James Anglo Catholic never Anglican he would heartily insist close to the pulpit Row 6, kneeling in prayer with his three confirmed innocents He considered the evening menu store bought from the local Fish 'n Chips for a treat, Coleridge, an Ancient Mariner stopping one of three and an Albatross will see the little heathens through - just for good measure, he'll teach them the Nicene too Exegesis the envelope pushed forward Eisegesis grey sky or blue they will make up their own minds on which god to hold space for he reasons what is false what is true (Ladylabyrinth / 2020) for my father much missed and much loved - the closest I've ever been to God llb - klb - mlb
"Miserere mei" / Agnus Dei Volumes 1 & 2 / Edward Higginbottom https://youtu.be/rs5bc_P1kKo
"At first it seemed a little speck, And then it seemed a mist; It moved and moved, and took at last A certain shape, I wist"
1. Exegesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exegesis 2. Eisegesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisegesis 3. The Venerable Bede https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede 4. Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse within Religion https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/case-studies/case-study-05-salvation-army-boys-homes-australia-eastern-territory 5. Vietnam War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War 6. First Australian Regiment into Vietnam https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U53496 7. LUX VITAE/ Latin translation. 7.a. Nicene Creed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed 7.b. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" / Samuel Taylor Coleridge https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834

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Date: 12/18/2020 4:16:00 PM
You are a wordsmith. I'm not kidding, or playing nice cause you read me. This is some high art.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 12/18/2020 10:32:00 PM
I write about the things I know, the people I know, or the experiences I've had in life, I tend to cameouflage it in metaphors and mystery. I am just a novice, who is a reckless exhibitionist. ;) . This poem speaks volumes to a subject I believe in and love. That would be my father. It is a shame that children only really totally understand the message their parents were trying to convey to them when they were a child or an immature adolescent and know-it-all would-be adult....when they finally are presented with the "wake-up call", which usually happens all much too later in life, usually when the parent they love is no longer around, or estranged from the child/now adult.
Date: 10/14/2020 3:21:00 PM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/communion_1007994
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Date: 10/11/2020 6:15:00 PM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/closer_1229118
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/11/2020 6:16:00 PM
gvlm. Xx.
Date: 10/11/2020 11:34:00 AM
A life of hardship but full of perseverance and love...I see where you get it
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/11/2020 5:20:00 PM
Thank ...God... for very "good" fathers.
Date: 10/11/2020 5:05:00 AM
A fav and a pleasure to read of your father an d of his service. Gave me cause to think of my own father and what he sacrificed for we eleven kids. God bless..
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/11/2020 5:49:00 AM
Thank you Lindley.
Date: 10/11/2020 5:01:00 AM
To have gone to war is to have danced with the devil.. To have stared deeply and with malice into the darkest abyss. Those that have endured such have sacrificed much and were punished, not rewarded. War is evil and it touches so deeply the soul of those exposed its horrors.. I pray your father was later returned to the light and blessed for what he sacrificed in the name of duty.. God bless..
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Date: 10/11/2020 5:48:00 AM
Thanks Lindley. My father fought demons long before the Vietnam War...and after. Any man (or woman), that puts their life on the line to fight for the safety of their fellow "men" and country, I will ALWAYS honour and respect. My father is well and truly in the "LIGHT", of that I am sure. He is one of the 'beautiful' souls.
Date: 10/11/2020 3:53:00 AM
For my Father, V.C. (Peter) Burton; For my younger sisters, Karen & Melissa.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/11/2020 4:14:00 AM
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834
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Date: 10/11/2020 3:54:00 AM
gvlm, jk, ak, io, to.