Michael Nolan – Sacred Loss

MichaelMichael Nolan (b. 1950, in Dublin) recently retired from a lifetime spent in education. He was  Principal of a Jesuit Special School for nearly the last twenty years of his teaching career. He also studied Law and was called to the Irish Bar. He has lifelong interest in writing and literature.

Sacred Loss

I danced away from conflict
to remain with it
I loved to live with lions learned to sit.

“Pride is the fall”, so said St. Paul, and all the prophets
prophesising, sang
“Go earning sacred loss.”

I danced closer, I whispered
” I love you “, she sighed
and held me tightly to her
lioness’s breast.

In savage moments I find a
compromise with conflict,
dream about the dream
and let it fall.




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