Vox Clamantis in Deserto (A Voice Cries Out in the Desert)


What does it take to deny a life?
Some arrogance, a little stupidity,
and a boat-load of fear, it seems.
Too many innocent ones
Have been sacrificed to ignorance.
Apologize! Apologize to the innocent!
Even if it is too late in finite time.
Make amends with honest tears.
Pray, beg them for their mercy
On broken and bended knees.
They will hear you.
And if you turn your fears
Into small sacrifices to love,
They will forgive you.


Dan Doyle. "Vox Clamantis in Deserto (A Voice Cries Out in the Desert)." CERC.

Reprinted with permission of Dan Doyle.


Dan Doyle has taught for 30 years at the high school and university level. He is currently in his 20th year at Seattle University in Seattle, WA. He is an Assistant Professor in the Matteo Ricci College of Seattle University and teaches several Humanities based courses including: The Greek, Roman and Medieval periods, Character Development and a Capstone course called, Unforgettable Books. He has been writing and publishing poems for most of his career. Dan Doyle is on the Executive Board of CERC USA.

Copyright © 2009 Dan Doyle

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