Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mass Media

In a show

of unabashed liberalism

yesterday the Pope tweeted
a prayer request

"for the victims
of the ferry disaster
in Korea and their families"

to his three-and-a-half
million followers

meaning that what is supposed
to be an empty gesture
that does nothing

may instead

through the instant virality
of the interwebs

have an impact
on the situation at hand.

And today
on this holiest of days

he tweeted
"Christ is risen! Alleluia!"

which is simply unacceptable
because anyone
who uses two exclamation points
is probably a heretic

meaning someone
who takes time off
from fearing God

in order to showily
"love" Him.

(And where has love
ever gotten us?)

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.