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An Imperfect Life
poetry by Fr. Harold Macdonald
The Residential School Agreement
Itís said that God, the IRS* eschews;
but Aboriginals, God shares their lot,
(íthough Anglicans some promises forgot!).
Indeed, Godself, the victims will not lose.
The native poor, the powerless, ignored,
those whose tongue and culture soon extinguished
those whose well-ness was allowed to languish,
(expendable!), on whom our scorn is poured,
will sit on thrones when God returns to reign
judge the Church ďopposing them with vigorĒ
who stripped their rights, with self-serving rigour
and all the while, self-giving love would feign.
Church of Esau, forfeiting its birthright,
Pretending that itís not in heavenís sight.
* Indian Residential Schools