NOT A BARD DECISION

The Church in Wales has a poet laureate of sorts. His name is the Reverend Peter Walker. This is a poem that he wrote following his province's decision last week to allow women to become bishops. And a very good poem it it is too.

Had she not said 'yes'
she would not have borne
the weight of the world in her womb
she would not have joined her cries
to the lows and bleats of the oppressed and burdened
she would not have shed tears
at the loss of her beloved boy
in the noisy supermarket of the city
she would not have cradled
the head of her dead son
and almost, almost, almost (but not quite)
wished that he had not been born
and do we say no to her?

Read more about Peter at CHRISTIAN TODAY.

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