I'm excited to announce that I'll be reading my Editor's Choice poem at the 2022 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards event, tomorrow, 1 pm, at the Poetry Center, PCCC, Paterson, NJ. The title of my poem is "My Sister and I Agree to Go White Together."
only Catholics get to Heaven,
Protestants have the key.
Some debate sprinkling and immersing,
Virgin birth, saints, the 144,000, the Great Tribulation,
while others argue
infallibility of the Pope, Purgatory, Baptism of the Holy Spirit,
or whether Bread of Communion
becomes Flesh (with a capital F),
or is partaken in remembrance.
read only the King James,
others, the Douay-Rheims,
others, the N.I.V.
pray in tongues,
while others say it’s of the devil.
pray silently, reverently
with folded hands and nodded head.
shout, leap, dance with timbrels
and raise arms high in praise.
it’s impossible to be Jewish
and believe Jesus is Messiah,
sitting Shiva for those who do.
I’ve worshipped in all your churches,
sang “O Salutaris” in a cathedral
with a Cross gleaming above its towering steeple,
“How Great Thou Art” in a stone hillside chapel,
“Oh Happy Day” in a store-front on Main,
and “The S’hma” in a Messianic synagogue
with David’s Star and the Lamb
up front by the Bimah.
I’ve read Father Girzone’s, “Joshua”,
said “Amen!” as a radio evangelist
to focus upon what unites,
not what divides,
but most of all
the One who knows hearts well,
whispering ever so softly
Would you like to read more poetry
by Maude Carolan Pych?
Go to: www.maudecarolanpych.net
Here's a photo of Maude
reading poetry from
"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"
at the Totowa Library,
Totowa Borough, New Jersey.
The book is available online at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.