a view from under the pew: a new attitude for bertie

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist

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.

a new attitude for bertie

the other day boss i
ran across little bertie
woeworm – actually i
tried to avoid him but
he spotted me anyway

you remember bertie
boss he s the sort of
fellow who when he
walks into a room
you feel like somebody
just turned out the lights

bertie was crying
it s so sad he said
the world is worse
than really bad

bugs on drugs
wars and pesticides
attacks on ladybugs
crime and sewer-cide

it s so sad again he said
the world is doubly worse
than really bad

what with owlless
nights and rainy days
trapdoor spiders and
the skunk-sprayed haze
life is bad and i m so
sad