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Voices Online Edition
Vol. XXVI, No. 4
Advent - Christmas 2011


by Donald DeMarco

Is this any way for two angels
From outer space,
After a trip of nearly nine months,
To negotiate a soft-landing?

Why all the complaining and
Screeching out of tune,
And all the anxiety and distress
You brought to your beleaguered parents?

The disembarking duo did not arrive
With travelers’ tickets in their hands,
But if they did the tickets would have read:
“Dear mom and dad, we came from inner space;

All the grief we may have caused
We did to test your love;
We now have found the softest of all soft-landings
Huddled in your loving arms.”

Donald DeMarco, a frequent contributor to Voices, is professor emeritus of philosophy at Saint Jerome’s University, Ontario, and adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Mater Ecclesiae College. Dr. DeMarco is well-known as a writer for Catholic publications, and for his numerous books, including The Many Faces of Virtue.

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