amos the churchmouse: tommy tarantula tries to start a church

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.

tommy tarantula tries
to start a church

life took a strange twist
the other day here in the
church pew underworld boss

tommy tarantula decided
he wanted to do something
for the lord – but maybe he
should ve checked with the
lord first

at any rate tommy began
marching down the street –
you remember he was a
marine tarantula don t you
boss – and he began enlisting
volunteers – sorta the way
the military bugs do – for the
new church he was starting
for the lord

he threatened them
browbeat them
intimidated them and
overpowered them with
lots of emotion and his
surprising lack of wisdom
tact and diplomacy

soon boss he had
twenty-three of the
most unhappy souls you ve
ever seen crowded into
a lackluster shoe box

still he called it a church
boss and he said it was
all to the glory of god

somehow though i m not
sure that god ever got
much glory or pleasure
from tommy s little church

one day virgil the praying
mantis quietly approached
tommy and prophetically
warned him to change his
ways – or god himself
would visit his wrath
upon him

get out of my way
grasshopper tommy told