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a view from under the pew: amos tries to love trigger

amos the churchmouse:

a view from under the pew

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks - except hyphens and dashes.

amos tries to love trigger

boss being a christian mouse

in a world of heathen alleycats

ain t easy to do

just when you think

you ve got the cheese of life

figured out along comes

marcellus the cat and

turns your world topsy-turvy

last sunday pastor leroy beetle

preached about loving

one another and sharing

with those less fortunate

and the moment

he said that something

inside my little mousy heart

went pitter-pat pitter-pat

and i knew thatmessage

was for me

that afternoon boss i

decided to try it out

i decided to show my love

to trigger the trap-door spider

by being nice to him and

giving him some of my

hard-earned cheese

it wasn t easy boss

you see i never really

liked trigger to start with

he was always playing

practical jokes on folks

like trapping freddie

the flea on his way

to tea with miss sally lee

or scaring little flies

and honey bees on their

way to biology

anyway i was supposed

to love trigger so i gathered up

my cheese and headed for his

place in the weeds

trigger says i

i want you to know

that jesus loves you

and so do i

so here s some cheese

it s guaranteed to please

from your ears down to your knees

all right he grinned his

impish little grin

thanks a lot little tot

now here s a plot that s really hot

try to leave if you please

you re in my trap

cause you got zapped

and looky here why it s

marcellus the cat fancy that

and boss in the wink

of an eye he flipped his

trap and snared my tail

i was hooked with

nowhere to go staring

in the face of a hairy hell -

the mouth of marcellus

the hungry and ugly cat

but with a laugh trigger

let me go just

in the quick of time

i jumped in a hole as

the menacing claws of

marcellus swiped away

at my dusty trail

why me oh lord i moaned

and wailed i tried to do your

will why did i have to face this hell

just then on the rim of

my hiding hole sat virgil

the praying mantis the

most spiritual creature i know

virgil uttered a few little phrases

but it started me thinking in mazes

god tests whom he chooses

to bless says he

what does that mean says me

is this how he blesses me - my

hiding in a hole from adversity

it s not over yet says he trust me

you ll see remember when jesus

was baptized - god spoke -

gave his approval on his son

then the spirit drove him to

the wilderness - to the other

side of kingdom come

i m sure his situation didn t

look too bright virgil said

but he stayed faithful and

god blessed him alright -

in wisdom power and might

that s right says me

that s what i ll do

now how did you say it

that first time through

god tests whom he

chooses to bless says he

so now boss it s just a

matter of faith - trusting

him and running the race