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Ministry of Irritation.

Ministry of Irritation

 On a feast day you came
 Spirit-Led, oops
 yet another woman of extravagant
 A woman who gets things done
 You did it--Spirit-Led
 you crossed the line
 and entered their space
 splashing him, rebaptizing him
 the oil flowed alive,
 moving in dynamic Spirited
 perfuming, scented, alluring
 you drew us in--anointing him

 Oh woman who dared to bring him
 Oh woman who dared to feed his
 who heard the Voice
 who named the Truth
 reminding him, reminding him,
 naming, calling him in your
 poetic display of divine madness
 Mary of Bethany
 an Easter Morning woman claiming
 The Easter Morning Man ...
 freeing woman
 we remember you

--Janice Sevre-Duszynska

Lexington, Ky.
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Title Annotation:POETRY
Author:Sevre-Duszynska, Janice
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Poem
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 22, 2005
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