Do You Follow?

Crowds are uncontrollable

You don’t know what they’ll do

One minute they lay palms

The next they crucify you

Delirium at football games

Then they hurl abuse

Fickle frightening febrile

Joyful then obtuse


Crowds they followed Jesus

This he did not need

So he turned to them and told them

About his demanding creed

He was going on a journey

Where he’d lose everything

Are you prepared for that?

Think before you sing


I’m an old man now

I have my home and food

I wish to follow every day

Here in my neighbourhood

The question is attachment

Am I attached to things?

Attached to my way of doing things

Am I tied down by strings?


Brian Fahy

4 September 2022

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