Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pirates of Penance

Twelve hundred million Catholics
now that’s a mighty weighty plate
if each donate one penny a week
to the coffers of the Vatican state

Twelve million every seven days
seems to be the cardinal rule
six hundred million every year
simple math I learned at school

Such abundant golden finery
I find so hard to understand
how their mission of simplicity
became a roaring Glitter Band

Many trusting folk mistreated
betrayed with all that sprang
out of candles hymns and arias
by the order of the Papal Gang

Put yourself to the question:
Do you want to be in this gang?

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