A response to a court ruling (10/2/2012) which jeopardizes the offering of prayers before local Council meetings in the UK….

Dictionary: “Alarum” (now archaic except of a warning mechanism or sound)

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As sleight of hand

and subterfuge combined

with misuse, manipulation

and misinterpretation of our law,

overturning centuries of tradition,

undermining democratic decision

alarm bells peeled

dissonantly, raucously

screaming out:  “Be alert !

Be very alert !”

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Maybe they’ll remove the prayers,

but they won’t remove the pray-ers,

perhaps they’ll silence the song,

but they won’t silence the singers

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