Wishing Well for Cardinal Pell
He had the cheek to question climate change!
Opposed the vote to let same sexes wed!
Conservative! Damn! For a priest that’s strange;
The Pope himself is several shades of red.
He wasn’t keen on Pell, or so it’s said.
Perhaps he’s happy Pell is in the can,
And sleeping on a rock-hard prison bed.
One victim’s claims enough to sink the man;
But after all the crap the papers ran,
What jury would have let the guy walk free?
There’s nothing like a sex scandal to fan
The flames — appeals? We’ll have to wait and see.
But I don’t like his chances — I confess,
Each day I value “justice” less and less.
— D.N. O’Brien