Friday, July 8, 2011


Outside Dives’ mansion
Marchers parade before his gate:
“Feed US”
“Jobs for Food”
“Heal Me”
“Need a Room”
“Need a Coat”
A U S Army Stryker rumbled by.
On its side was painted:
Need More Recruits.

About John A. Mills:
John A. Mills is an ordained minister and endorsed chaplain in the United Church of Christ and an Associate Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rev. Mills is currently a hospice chaplain in New Jersey. In a prior life he was a software engineer and continues his interest in computing theory and mathematics. He writes poetry of a variety of styles and themes, including socio-political, mystical, and hospice themes. His poetry has been published in on-line journals and in various anthologies. He has also published two poetry books at  Living Faerie: Looking for the Green Man, an anthology of poetry and original art exploring the realm of faerie, and Mammon: A Poem In Three Acts, a poem-play about the current economic crisis. He has also composed a variety of poetry available at

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