John F. McCullagh

Veteran Poet - 1,478 Points [The Hobbit] (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Biography of John F. McCullagh

My influences are Browning, Service, Donne, Thomas Grey, E.A. Poe and Shakespeare.

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Unity Bridge

A Pall of Civic Sorrow shrouded Charleston like a mist;
Nine bronze coffins in the church nave waiting to be blessed.
Anger would be natural, doesn’t violence beget more?
Is forgiveness even possible? Many were unsure.
The congregation gathered to pray and understand
in the place the murders happened; a church built by freedmen’s hands.

As they prayed about forgiveness, one shrill voice disagreed.
It cursed the “white man’s Jesus” and all those who bend the knee.

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