The Two Mary’s

I STAND BEFORE TWO MARY STATUES

ONE BATHED IN THE LIGHT THE OTHER IN THE DARK

WE ARE ASKED TO HONOUR ‘OUR LADY’ BUT ATONE FOR THE PENITENT

WHAT LURKS IN HER SHADOW THAT CANNOT BE SEEN OR HEARD

WHAT DOES THE STATE AND RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS NOW FEAR FROM HEARING THE MAGDALEN CHILDREN AND WOMEN SPEAK

THEIR VOICES BLOCKED IN THE COURTS AND TESTIMONIES ARCHIVED IN THE TAOISEACH’S OFFICE

ALAS, WHY IS IT, THAT THE FEMININE POWER, SHE HAS, IS SO FEARED

BOTH MARY’S STOOD AT THE CROSS

WHEN WILL WE, ALLOW HER, TO MOVE OUT, OF THE SHADOWS, INTO THE LIGHT

WHAT SPLINTERS?  DO WE EACH HAVE IN OUR SOULS – THAT CANNOT BE RELEASED

I CAN SEE THE NEW DAWN AHEAD FOR IRELAND AND HOW WOMEN SHOULD BE TREATED

IT IS SO CLOSE, TOUCHING DISTANCE; MARY MAGDALEN IS MOVING FORWARD.

I CALL OUT TO OTHER WOMEN BLOCKING HER, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

THEY LOOK AT ME AND SHOUT BACK – IT IS THE ONLY WAY; WE KNOW, WHEN WE ACT MASCULINE; WE GET AHEAD

THERE ARE NOW TEARS,FROM THE EYES OF THE STATUES, THEY MERGE TOGETHER, AS ONE, SHOWING ME THE TRUTH THAT ONLY THE BALANCED FEMALE WILL NOW SUFFICE AND BY BOTH HONOURING OUR LIGHT AND OUR SHADOW SIDE. THE NEW DAWN WILL FINALLY COME.

Eileen McMahon

22.11.16

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