Banned

by flammeusgladius

Banned

 

 

Banned by Mark Shea, oh, how can we attain
to the long-promised regions of salvation?
Advance your subtle arguments in vain!
Mark Shea discards your ratiocination.
He doesn’t need to answer you. His station
is lofty and secure. You can’t say “smug”–
because, well, he forbids it. All Creation
supports him and his puffy, grinning mug!
Your independent thought, folks, is a drug.
Abandon it — and think like wise Mark Shea!
Your independent thought is like a bug.
Stomp it! Mark Shea will tell you what to say.
Don’t disagree with Mark Shea! That’s just dumb.
Then you defy the Magisterium.

 

 

–Tom Riley