Public Confession

Human rights and liberties

The West is full of them

While Indonesia

Is cracking down on sex

The Muslim world is reverent

Unlike the decadent West

We in the West shout ‘freedom’

And think that we are best

 

But freedom is destroying us

At least our version of it

We think we are free

To do what we like

Change sex our latest habit

There is no higher value

Than my right to be free

Where did we get that notion?

To live so selfishly

 

At start of Mass in the old days

We said ‘Confiteor’

And we listed everybody

In heaven and below

As people we confess to

For the wrongs that we have done

We made our peace with everyone

It’s a good way to begin

 

Brian Fahy

6 December 2022

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