There Goes The Family Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Laura is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write a tercet, choosing from a list either a compound word, or three words connected. I chose Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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“The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” Gerard Manley Hopkins

There Goes The Family Again

1. Typical father, running late of excuses,
drove his son to the Bethlehem saloon
for his starring role in a nativity play,
and the customary custody handover,
or Mary would let him have it.

2. What is it with Spanish mothers,
is it true that every second male is 
named Jesus, for god's sake why?
Are they all fishermen at play,
pulling coins from the mouths of fish?

3. The father ordered a second round,
the bar tender leered long at Mary,
dad drew and shot him full of that
one hundred percent  proof 67 spirit,
that got him cupid in the heart.

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Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote, Spirituality

19 responses to “There Goes The Family Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Jesus knew how much Peter liked to catch fish, so Jesus sent Peter down to the nearby lake to catch a fish. Jesus told Peter that there would be money in the fish’s mouth and that they would use that money to pay the tribute tax. Peter gladly obeyed the Lord, went down to the water, and the first fish he pulled in had a coin in its mouth.

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  2. a playful take on the holy family – especially that second verse!

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    • I couldn’t resist. It follows the style somewhat of one of my early influences – Colin Landry, an Australian poet who worked in the US. Thank you Laura.


  3. A very unusual take on the Trinity!

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  4. It’s not easy maintaining celestial meditation on behalf of this fallen world, is it?

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  5. I knew there had to be silver from the mouth of fish

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  6. Interesting perspective on the father, son, and especially the (holey) spirit. I enjoyed this post in an odd sort of way.

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