Mad Messiah

by Edmond Grace SJ

My faith in God and in Christ has always been simple, but that does not mean that I am simple, which is why these poems are dedicated to Vladimir and Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. After this Dedication, the Prologue introduces the themes of the Four Cycles: Dublin south-sider, aging Jesuit, bewildered male, and Irish Catholic.


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Dedication »

Prologue »

First Cycle: Reptiles and the rising sun

March 21, 2019

The First Cycle – Reptiles and the Rising Sun - is a satirical take on middle class Dublin.

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Fourth Cycle – Saving Jonah

March 21, 2019

The Fourth Cycle – Saving Jonah – is a study of hatred. Of course, it’s also about Irish Catholicism

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