Certain Susan

Since we seem to be in the era of crumbling dictatorships..it might be the moment for Certain Susan.

Certain Susan
Swiftly roused
Had a cause
Which she espoused

And she knew
That she was right
And God help those
Who chose to fight.

Those desperately seeking certainty
Sought certain Susan out

And came to her with pens in hand
To write her sayings out.

Her case was sealed
And thus she spoke

She knew no compromise,
Made no pacts.
Others had opinions
She had the facts.

But when she heard the crowd applaud
She bowed demurely
“Thank the Lord”

Her path of glory
Yet untrod
She visualised..

And gave to God

Sarah de Nordwall 1995