a view from under the pew: life in a matchbox

Gary Mitchell

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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

life in a matchbox or
amendments to
solomon s proverbs

life is a paradox boss
it s a little like
humility the moment
you think you ve got
it you ve really lost it

it s like trying to
catch the wind
the more you go
after it the less
you get
in fact if you re as
out of shape as i
am you not only
don t catch the
wind but lose your
breath in the

he who spends his
life stealing somebody
else s cheese will
someday meet his match
in a spring-loaded

boss i ve heard tell
that some christians
are like little
fireflies they re
sorta off and on
off and on
here they are and
then they re gone
here they are and
then they re gone

too many flies in
the soup spoils
the appetite
unless you happen
to be a frog
too many frogs in
the soup spoils
nearly everybody s

a wise mouse lays up
knowledge as a squirrel
stores up nuts –
except knowledge lasts
longer – especially if
you eat as much as
stanley squirrel does

he who gathers in the
summer is a wise
mouse but he who hops
around and parties
with the grasshoppers
causes shame for his
momma and poppa mouse

a gossipy ladybug
reveals secrets and
scatters pain but a
faithful close-mouthed
friend keeps harmony in
the church pew underworld

he who withholds his
cheese the other mice
shall curse but blessing
shall be upon the head
of him who generously

as a golden ring in a
pig s snout so is a
lovely ladybug with rude
manners or a foul mouth