Bernard Kennedy

(20 May 1956 / dublin)


March 24 1980, it rings a bell?
As the bell sounded and chalice raised,
contained the Blood of Christ,
shots rang in El Salvador and
Romero was slain, dead, martyred.
He was warned. His Jesuit friend
Rutilio Grande was assassinated
a short time before, a prequel perhaps?
We think years later.
We will remember them
over Westminster door.

And as a Sequel in Salvador
Ignacio, Segundo, Ignacio,
Juan Ramon, Joaquin,
Amando, more Jesuit priestly blood,
but this time a woman Elba,
her daughter Celina.

Romero, testament to blood,
and speaking for the poor,
but mostly, like the others
taking seriously the Gospel
of Christ.
'Let it become for us the blood of Christ'.
'Fruit of the Vine,
and work of human hands.
On March 24, with a prequel
and sequel.

Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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