The Pope's Prayer
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In response to the news that the Pope wants to change the words of the Lord's Prayer ...


Oppressed people
Who art in Myanmar
Rohingya be thy name
The soldiers come
And killing is done
Of Muslims
As it is of Hindus
Give them this day the right to live
And forgive them their namelessness
As we forgive those who ethnically cleanse them
Lead us not into silent assent
But deliver them from genocide
For thine is the military
The state and the power
To destroy forever
Their name


This poem was published on the Poetry24 website on 14 December 2017.