There once was a couple sublime
Who had trouble being on time
Messes they left
Prayers were unsaid
And they quickly were sentenced with crime.
So they bought brand-new clothes that were modest
Put fancy new suits in kids’ closets
They set out to please
Fell down on their knees
And if children made noise they did pause it.
But one fateful day in the basement
They mistakenly left crumbs a’layin’…
And out came the glares
The critical stares
And a movement was formed of betray-ment.
So the next week with smiles and forgiveness
They cleaned others’ mess and skipped breakfast
But the coup had been formed
And they hadn’t been warned
That a ‘leader’ had just been enlisted.
They welcomed her joyfully then
And although she was one pecking hen
They were happy to find
That indeed she was blind
And was actually still their dear friend.
Upon further investigation
The couple discovered a nation
Of warriors true
Who hated them, (oooh!)
But ‘they’ were not even a human!
It wasn’t the lady in black!
Or the one with the auction-bought hat!
It certainly wasn’t
The two married cousins
Or the woman whose perm had grown flat!
With relief, and with giggling first,
The couple with great laughter burst!
All of this time
That Serpent unkind
Had made them think THEY had been cursed!
And joyfully waltzing away
They left that unfortunate Snake
To find someone else
(Oh, he found SomeOne Else)
Who cast him to hell!
And the music continued to play…
And looking back briefly that day
The couple saw SomeOne unphased…
He stood at the door
And He laughed with a roar
And with Mighty Hand chuckled and waved!
“Joyful Freedom” by Shalimar Masters