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The Weight of Margaret Clitherow
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By Rich Tassinari
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The Weight of Margaret Clitherow

Some claim to carry all their own themselves,
And some, when pressed, will throw their own around,
It's said to fit a matter quite profound,
'Though six to one's another's half of twelves.
The heavier, the greater sum of gold,
No lightness of it pays enough on earth,
When hauled, a child unto a man gives birth,
Or so an ancient paradigm is told.
One held the measures old quite upside down,
And now a lighter yoke of it's divine,
Sill always, unbelievers seek a sign
More certain than in excess all will drown.
   Saint Marg'ret's spirit lightly walked and shone
   Above the crushing weight of every stone.

Rich Tassinari 8/14/2012

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Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

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