Brimstone Bishops


Jesus never sang
Onward Christian soldiers,
Deserving as He might
Never marched into battle
Claiming the Lord on
His side.

So never confuse God
With the strident archbishop
Waving banners crusading for
Vengeance and conversion.

Love thine enemy
Hardly heralds pre-emptive
Strike action,
'Tis not God's finger
Itching on the trigger,
Only brimstone bishops
Oil barons and bankers,
Bless trumpets blasting
For war.