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12/16 amos


December 15, 2005

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

lefty the lightning bug

we have a radical left-wing

lightning bug terrorizing

the church pew underworld

boss and it s driving a few

of us more insane than


of course with his being

left-wing-ed that means

that he generally flies in

circles but they re really

weird circles boss

in fact there s a faction

of us who suspect that

lefty the left-wing-ed

lightning bug may be

responsible for those

weird circles in peru and

corn field patterns in

other parts of the earth

but that s just speculation

boss still we all know lefty

has been known to dive

bomb into liquor bottles

- and you know how

dangerous it is to mix

lightning bugs with any

sort of alcohol boss

well lefty began flying

zig-zaggedy patterns

complete with flashing

tail lights and notorious

dive bombings here in the

church pew underworld

and it has created all sorts

of panic pathos and

pandemonium boss

dora the little duckling came

quacking to her mother

that she was attacked by

a flashing ufo flying upside

down over the duck pond

then willie the wiggleworm

crashed into a boulder while

he was trying to dodge

lefty s terroristic dive run

the final straw however

came when lefty tried to

disrupt pastor leroy beetle s

sunday sermon by flashing

patterns of 6-6-6 in the air

over the bugtussle choir

just then big rawley eagle

swooped down from the

clouds and into the church

pew underworld meeting


the wind from his gigantic

wings toppled little lefty the

lightning bug flippety-side-up

what was that says he

in awed incredulity was that

a space ship or alien entity

naw that was only me says rawley

as he landed just above the


you scared the be-jeebers

out of me says lefty rather

timidly why did you do that

to little bitty me

well i didn t mean to harm

you little one but don t you

see what evil you ve done to

these friends of mine how they

run and hide from your wacky

aerial signs and your dangerous

flight patterns and designs

you re only creating confusion

and despair with your flashing

tail and your nonsensical dives

through the air

lefty lowered his head and his

wings and asked softly what

can i do to make amends for

all my flings

repent and ask for forgiveness

and a change you will see says

rawley jesus will come in and

set you free

you ll be a blessing to others

you ll see and a light to shatter

the darkness of life s futility



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