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Poessayist: Mervin Bosco

Pope-u-lar
Thinking

God
no doubt

created
celibacy

and
the
Devil

sex


Mervin Bosco
2002 May

Believe Me

Priests

more
than people
of any
other
profession

owe
their
jobs

to
God

Mervin Bosco
2002 July

Holy
Matrimony

Don't
get
divorced

instead

spend
your lives

torturing
each other




until
death
do
us
part!


Mervin Bosco
2002 Aug.

Ex Cathedra

Pope
John Paul II
is
old
and
ill

with
several
diseases

Thank God
Alzheimer's

is
not
one
of
them


Mervin Bosco
2002 Nov.

Catholic Law

men
without women

are
dangerous

no
girls?

Ah
we'll have
to make do

with
them boys

Beware
Holy One

Here
comes

the
Horny One

Mervin Bosco
2003 Dec.

God Bless
Gay Priests!

We've
always
had
gay priests

all
I'm doing
is
being honest
about it

says
Gene Robinson

Episcopal Church's
first
openly gay
bishop




Now
this is
progress!

I
say
to the
Pope

Roman Catholic
priests
please note:

Leave
our boys alone


Mervin Bosco
2004 March

Good
Question

People
ask me

Why don't
you go
to church?

I
answer

If
God
is
everywhere

Do I
have to?



Mervin Bosco
2004 April

Stop Press

Jesus
not Elvis

sighted
on Mars

Coming Soon

reads
the
headline

O
Lord
I'm
waiting

and
so
are
millions
of
others

Mervin Bosco
2004 May

Mutton

You
are
my sheep

says
Jesus

I
am
your shepherd

Come
follow me







Mervin Bosco
2004 June

He's Coming

Don't
worry

If
Jesus
cannot
save
you

George Bush
can









Mervin Bosco
2004 July

Benedict XVI

a new
shepherd

has been
chosen

The
sheep
are happy



Mervin Bosco
2005 May









Unholy Words

She is
a witch

She is
to burn
at the stake
said a Pope

End of Part I












She
is
a saint

Saint Joan

said
another Pope

End of Part II

Will
there be

a Part III?

Mervin Bosco
2005 June

The
Good Father

Jesus
gets crucified

not Popes

they get
to live
in
7-star
holy
splendor

occasionally
kissing
the
ground

with
great
humility

Mervin Bosco
2006 May

Good News!

Adam
and Eve

ate
the apple

and
I'm
condemned

Jesus
comes
to
save
me!



Mervin Bosco
2007 December


Holy of Holies

God
is
everywhere

The low
low door

opens
into

the toilet

where
II
go

to
pray

(c)Mervin Bosco
2012 February



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