Pastor’s Wife Talks to a Reporter by Donal Mahoney


Pastor’s Wife Talks to a Reporter

He’s always believed
people of every faith
can live in peace
together in America
no matter what happens
in the rest of the world
and he admits the world
is in turmoil now.

He believes in prayer,
piety and preparation.
He’s always preached
ecumenism from the pulpit.
The congregation knows that
and most of them agree.

I’d call him to the phone
and he would tell you that
but he’s out in the backyard
with a backhoe at the moment
on a brilliant sunny day
and the work is going well.

His friend, a priest from
the church down the street,
was nice enough to give him
a readable design for a catacomb
from the Vatican library in Rome.
Plumbing, he says, is the problem
but it will hold all of our people
and the Catholics as well.

Donal Mahony

Donal Mahoney, nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his work can be found by clicking here… 

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