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Antonia Fraser's Christmas poem

Blog | By Lady Antonia Fraser | Dec 06, 2023

Lady Antonia Fraser (Picture by Englishpen)

At Christmas, the historian Lady Antonia Fraser wrote a seasonal poem for the Oldie

DOUBT

Whenever I doubt,

I get out and about.

To Farm Street I go -

The journey is slow.

I mutter and murmur,

‘My resolve should be firmer

Doubt? Kick it out.’

Then I flop down on my chair.

They put it specially there.

So it’s solid and true,

As I should be too.

I pray throughout Mass.

Doubt?

Kick it out.

Suddenly there’s a change

Just within range.

The Host is held high

Into the Church sky.

Peace is retrieved

I believe…..