I came across this poem by Mia Smith this morning, on the subject of women bishops (about which a motion has failed to pass in the Church of England Synod this week*). It draws on inspiration from Jenny Joseph’s “Warning” (you know, the one which begins ‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple …’).
Mia Smith’s poem (link at top of post) begins:
“When I am ordained, I shall wear purple
with killer heels and bright red lipstick
And I shall go round preaching from the Bible …”
and I highly recommend clicking through and reading it 🙂