Sean Michael McGee and the Papalcy


 {Read with your best brogue}

The letter was received,

at the Vatican,

on seventeen, March,

in two thousand and ten.

Addressed to the Pontiff,

and spotted, with tears,

oh, Holy Father,

I be a man of some years.

So, I have given long thought,

on the subject, at hand.

Would you answer for me,

what I don’t understand?

Why is it the day,

that the Irish hold dear,

come in mid March,

at that time of year?

Yes, the time of the year,

when we’re asked to repent,

smack dab in the middle,

in the season, of Lent.

How cruel, is the church,

that would tempt, a man so,

then ask for behavior,

no Irishman knows?

Refrain, and be temperate,

for the sake of your soul.

We’d rather you asked us,

to tread, on hot coals.

So, it is with regret,

and it is, with great sorrow,

that for this here, one Irishman,

Lent will start, on the morrow.

But, in closing I’ll ask,

your forgiveness, and wait,

for your Holy opinion,

on changing the date.

Maybe June, or October,

the choice, yours it shall be,

Sincerely, your servant,

Sean Michael McGee.

Oh, and a p.s. I’ll add,

and a prayer, I will ask,

for a bit of the good luck,

as I’m off to the track.

Again and sincerely,

Sean Michael McGee.

 Jack Downing

 Mar. 2011


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Sean Michael McGee and the Papalcy

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Jack, You did not disappoint me today!!! I was looking forward to your St. Patrick’s Day post and there it was in my inbox!!! Love it!!! Enjoy your special day today!!! 🙂

    • Did you check out, the jibjab? They are so much fun to make. Not just St. Patrick’s day stuff. But, here is another one for you.[You’ve been so kind with your comments and your participation with my blog]. Not yet published and fitting for the day.


      May the good Lord,
      guide your footsteps.
      May your path,
      be free of stones.
      May He smile,
      and welcome you.
      When that pathway,
      leads you home.

      Sincerely, your servant,
      Sean Michael McGee.
      [ha, ha, ha.]

      Jack Downing.

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