“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Bill Kenney)

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year of the priest
the father asks the children
for forgiveness

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Headlines:

“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Los Angeles Times)

“Vatican set to publish new rules on abuse” (CNN)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 2 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    This is a deeply sad poem, wryly stated. Excellent work Bill. The word choice is just perfect.

  2. Michael Henry Lee

    Well Done ! Great use of subtlety, the understatement packs a powerful punch

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