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The wall was covered with Alec Baileys blood...
Walter Jones was a crying mess...snot covered
in black skin...both shook like leaves...both
were tired of the racism that had led to this
point...Our fathers made us this way I told
Walter...He didnt seem to notice my white words...
I am tired of being black and catholic...Those
were the most poetic words I ever heard another
human being say...and to hear it in the 5th
grade made me an especially lucky overhearer...
I knew then what side I was on...I knew then
what was right and what was wrong...Thank you
Alec Bailey...Thank you Walter Jones...Thank
you 5th grade poetry...

------
Terence Patrick Burns


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The following comments are for "Oh Dipsnap!!!"
by kilgoretrout

"tired of being black and Catholic"
Whew! I love the Catholics...
....never had anything against them, had many friends, and family that I loved to go to Catholic masses with as a kid...

....never got the holy wafer part though? I wanted some, looked tasty to me, but all said, you can't have any because you haven't been to confession and besides you ain't no Catholic or baptized or nothing, any-who?

OK---still, they had the best decorated colorful really cool art and statues in their Churches of all of the many different denominations I've been in, except for the Mormons, they do love their angel Moron-i and his toot horn blowing statue an awful lot, almost as much as their Joseph Smith and then finally, Jesus gets a mention in there somewhere, I think?

....no offense Mormons, even though I think you should still clean up your own polygamist backyards before you go telling people what "holy matrimony and the sanctity of marriage" is all about, eh? Like to the gays, you know what I mean there, you bunch of homophobic closet cowards?

I will say it, yes, I will, just like my Catholics friends used to say of me, being their best friend, well, some of my best friends still are Catholics;-)


Actually, I must add, I have had many good friends that were and are still Mormon too, so no offense to you all, I know you know me and my sense of humor when it comes to religion...but hey, don't you dare go baptizing my dead relatives and binding them all to me in the afterlife on your promised family and god-ship awarded planets, got that?

With love to all of you, and especially to you, Terence for sharing this VERY poignant poem, truly, very telling and meaningful and a strong statement to so many things about religion, and society and all them thingyeez!

Namaste!
Lena

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: December 1, 2008 )





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