Holy Week 2017 – A Poem by Roger Hare with Two Drawings by M.S. Evans

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Holy Week 2017

(‘The United States dropped the ‘Massive Ordnance Air Blast’ bomb (“mother of all
bombs”) — the most powerful conventional bomb in the American arsenal —

on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan.’
Adapted from New York Times April 13 2017)

Night and day
words fell on me……
From one of them
I learned my name

Evan Boland


I

They dropped a bomb

We dropped a
We dropped

A very big bomb

on people
who do terrible evil

terrible/ people / evil

An evil bomb

An evil bomb
on evil doers

A terrible evil bomb

People / People / People

II

Something else; they
called it
‘Mother’. I

know, I know
that ‘Mother-of-all’
is just
a turn of phrase
a turn of magnitude

but

to
drop
a
bomb
and
call
it
Mother

Mummy
Mum
Ma

says what
I don’t want said
what
I don’t want
I don’t

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