THE BOMB THAT DIDN'T EXPLODE

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THE BOMB THAT DIDN'T EXPLODE

 

It’s still remembered today

The bomb that didn’t explode

That crashed through the church ceiling

During the Second World War

Sparing some three hundred lives

 

A replica may be seen

Here in the vestry corner

At St Mary’s in Mosta

With photos of the soldiers

Called to make the real bomb safe

 

And despite votive candles

That burn so brightly before

Impressive religious art

It’s the empty bomb casing

That attracts most attention

 

A better symbol perhaps

Of our vulnerability

And the unpredictable

Nature of God’s mercy.

David SubacchiLiverpool PoetsMaltapoetryWelsh Poets

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David Subacchi

Sun 29th Dec 2013 21:09

Thank you very much Patricia and Stefan and best wishes for 2014.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:33

Indeed the inaction of that bomb WAS a miracle!
we went to Malta years ago and actually have a photo of our children stood next to it-some size it is and all! it would most certainly have completely blown that beautiful building to bits.

Good poem David-all the best to you for 2014.xx

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David Subacchi

Tue 24th Dec 2013 20:08

You can find more of my poetry including some videos by searching on line for DAVID SUBACCHI POET.

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