All Hands on Deck

ALL HANDS ON DECK by Catholichris
( A spoken word Poem inspired by the above vision of St. John Bosco)

The bark is creaking
Swaying, Swaying
The waves have grown bigger
The wind is blowing harder
Stronger, Faster

ALL HANDS ON DECK

It’s not the storm this time
There is panic, frantic
I climb to the deck to see
Ships filled with men
black flags
cannons raised

PREPARE FOR BATTLE

They’re getting closer
Screaming louder, clearer
They come with blasphemy
and their guns filled with
bullets of apostasy.

BRACE YOURSELVES

Fiery balls from the pits of hell
crash the sides, break the wood.
The yelling doesn’t stop,
it burns the ear like acid,
wounding every hearer

AWAKE, OH SLEEPER

There are still some asleep
Snorring, stirring
At the bottom of the boat.
They have ears but do not hear,
what they do not want to know

THIS COULD BE OUR FINAL HOUR

The assailants are close,
nearer, calling to fear them,
but their boats are but mere canoes,
but they carry precious cargo,
that which we didn’t know

BROTHERS, DO NOT BE AFRAID

Oh Captain, dressed in Red and white
Save us from them, put them to flight
Our Captain shouts,
demands return oh faithless,
before the Wrath of the Lamb

RETURN, RETURN

 Bishops and priests, agnostics and atheists dressed in heretic array,
There is no truth, give us some proof
They aim and take fire upon the Bark,
But our Captain remains unwavering,
standing at the wheel

LOOK, OUR RESCUE

The Cannons and guns firing
blasting and whizzing past
the head of our  Captain.
He calls again for a ceasefire,
and declares return

DROP THE ANCHORS

The pillars stand in majestic power,
The Saviour and His Mother
The Ivory tower and the Bread of Victory
We shall remain intact
attached to these, our safeties.

REMAIN ATTACHED

Let all Hell come against us
We shall prevail, fight this tooth and nail
For with these two pillars, we shall win
and nothing shall harm us
Our God has come to save us

O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY, O SACRAMENT DIVINE
ALL PRAISE AND ALL THANKSGIVING BE EVERY MOMENT THINE
THROUGH MARY, THE IMMACULATE

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About catholichris

I am an orthodox Roman Catholic twenty-something husband with a passion for spreading the Faith, especially within the social media sphere. I work with Team Orthodoxy (orthodoxcatholicism.com), a Catholic social media team, dedicated to the work of the New Evangelization, in full fidelity to the Holy Father, Pope Francis and the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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