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A Poem: Latin Is A Language

by Hardy Pakerson
(Lake Charles, LA, USA)

"True Penance"

-by hardy parkerson

Latin is a language
As hard as it can be.
You can speak it to your neighbor,
You can speak it to a tree.

Neither will understand you,
No not in the least;
That is, unless your neighbor
Is a Roman Catholic priest.

Then you can tell him,
"MEA CULPA, MEA CULPA, MEA MAXIMA CULPA!":
That Latin confess'nal sentence;
And he'll tell you go and sin no more
And read some Latin as your penance.


Thank you, Hardy. Although for me and the priest, reading Latin is no punishment.

Sincerley, John

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