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Amos 4/22

 

April 22, 2005



Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.

gimme that mountain

boss when pastor leroy

beetle preached on

overcoming your

mountains and obstacles

for god i was ready to go

i tell ya boss i was ready i was

geared up i was pumped

gimme that mountain i kept

chanting over and over

ain t no mountain big enough

to keep me away from you

lord i sang

the other bugs and rodents in

the choir thought i had slipped

a cheese cog in my brain cause

they were trying to sing

amazing grace all the time i was

chanting gimme my mountain

church bugs can have the

meanest stares at times boss

anyway like i said i was excited

but nobody - not pastor leroy nor

the lord nor anybody - and

certainly not the bible - said

anything about any mountains

being made out of jello

but that s what happened boss i

was in a hurry - behind as usual -

when i got this frantic call from

jenny the cute little mouse next

door - she was delirious - nearly

beside herself - she said she

couldn t get out of her house

because an avalanche of red jello

had completely covered up her

front door and windows and she

desperately needed to go to the

bank as well as see about her

sickly grandmother mouse

i wasted no time boss i ran out

of my house so fast i hit

smack-dab in the middle of the

jello mountain

a toy dump truck full of red jello

had accidentally splashed it all

over sweet jenny s house

well here was my mountain but i

didn t know what to do with

that mass of quivering red jello

i got rid of my rugged spiked

mountain boots and i traded in

my trusty rope for a dilapidated

old plastic spoon

i tried to tunnel my way through

the berry-flavored goo but to no

avail the top of it kept collapsing

on me and my trail

i tried to climb over it but i kept

falling through i tell ya boss

there was no quick way through

so i sat down in a pile of red goo

disheartened disgusted and blue

there s no way past this

mountain says me no way to

rescue my sweet jenny i see

just then boss my feet and my

whiskers traded ends going end

over end and there grinning at

me was my buddy sammy

salamander all covered in jello

what happened says me

oh nothing says he i just bumped

into you while swimming in

this lovely red sea

red sea says me why this is no

sea it s a hill of jello don t cha see

nosiree says he it s a sea to me

so why not swim along with me

and see - and off he went

swimming round and round the

jello mountain

it is a sea says me

so i swam right up to jenny s

door pulled her out and said

swim with me to that shore

and we did boss

it just goes to show you - there s

more than one way to climb a

mountain sometimes you have

to see it as a sea of opportunity

amos

 

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