a view from under the pew: the wounded teddy bear

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist

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 dashes and hyphens.

the wounded teddy bear

boss a strange dream

overtook me last night

i still don t know what

to make of it

in my dream i woke up

and wandered out of my

mouse hole in the corner

of the church choir room

and instead of going

outside i went down a

long dark tunnel that

emptied out into a

brightly lit barn whose

floor was covered with

fresh hay

right in the middle of

the barn floor were

three small teddy bears

one had a scar across

his heart