a view from under the pew: amos and the ugly mole

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist

amos the churchmouse:

a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.

amos and the ugly mole

boss i was looking at my
reflection in the toilet
bowl the other day and i
noticed a growth just
under my whiskers
what is that i asked
myself and i leaned
over for a closer look
and nearly fell in

it was a mole
exclamation point here
boss a big fat ugly
mole – i don t think
there are any small
slim and cute ones
anywhere – but there
it was big as life on
my little hairy face

i m ugly i shouted
to no one in particular
and jumped up and
down and nearly fell
in the bowl again

oh why was i born
with such an ugly
form i bemoaned
my awful fate
and soon my revulsion
turned to pure hate

i hate you you re
ugly i told the face in
the toilet bowl
you re no good you re
worthless you moley soul

in my anger and