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The Termites ate the Church

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Balladeer
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( I created this from a newspaper article to prove to a non-believer that poets can write about anything......)

The termites ate the church, my friends
The walls are falling down!
The pulpits in an awful mess,
The alter's on the ground!

The pews are filled with holes, my friends,
The organ will not play.
The vestibule is history,
The bell tower's gone away!

The rafters once had been a home
To squirrels, doves and pigeons.
The termites took that all away
With their 'taste' of religion.

The preacher knows not what to do.
He really is perplexed!
He prays for help to God on high
(But he calls Terminex!)

The termites ate the church, my friends
And that's my sorry tale.
Those sacriligeous munchers
Have destroyed my holy grail!!!
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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Ok, Balladeer, now post the story! Great job! I think we all do our best work when challenged by non-believers [of anything]!

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true

Balladeer
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2 posted 07-06-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, Sunshine. I appreciate it.
ac
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I think it's safe to say Balladeer, that you've easily won that bet...you've proven that even termites have life in the words of a great poet...
doreen peri
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A room of unbelievers --
Geesh, who would've thought!
There's termites everywhere you look --
And don't tell me there's not!

They eat up every word you write
as if you were a mystic!
The number of responses proves this Balladeer Statistic.

And why shouldn't they?
Your writing's on time!
They like how you play
with the words and the rhyme
to tell a short story
'bout life from your heart--
Some termites have good taste
right from the start.

There's termites in the forum!
Watch out! They have escaped!
They'll eat up every word you write!
They're in awe, for heaven's sake.

-------
Geesh, sorry! Just can't help it sometimes. Hehehehe.

dp
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I enjoy reading everything that you post. You do wonderful work.
Ain' Miss Behavin'
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Onward Christian Ter-mi-tes
Marching as to war....
With the Cross of Jesus -
Sawdust on the floor


(message approved by someone very close to Him)

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Anybody wants to claim that you all are not the greatest, not to mention kookiest, people on earth, they'll have to fight me!
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Ohhhhhh I luvvved this one
yer awesome my friend
Luv Izzy
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Perhaps:

Tammy Fay Termite told Jimmy Termite that 'you are what you eat'..so the 'et themselves a new religion. Tammy Fay Termite went out and pulled the legs offen some centipedes to make hersef some eyelashes. Jimmy Termite 'et right through the box holdin' the money for the poor and hired some poor dumb beetles to carry back to his place.

And the moral of the story is: watch out for termites with fake eyelashes! (believe me it has saved me many times in the past - I am living proof!)



p.s. loved the poem Balladeer
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Lithium running low again, Poet deVine?
Sally S.
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LOL! You guys are too much fun! Poet...you're an absolute RIOT! Geez, I'll never look at bugs the same way. :O
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'Deer dear heart, bug busters who you gonna call? I love it, yes it's superb, and yes I'm laughing at this. Do I like it? Yes I like it a LOT!

You certainly bring the best smiles to the party kid
Take care
Love as ever
Mushy
    

Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning


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I am a new member here and I really enjoyed this read....Thanks for sharing
Blush
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Blush, thank you for honoring me with your first reply. Welcome to Passions!
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This poem is really good, you are a good poet and you should keep writing about ANYTHING!!!! Anyways I hope to read more from you soon.

Andrea
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Thanks, Andrea! Your words are very kind and I appreciate them
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Thankyou for the morning chuckle it started my day      J
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Stubby, it's very kind of you to dig my old moldies from the archives. I'm glad they gave you a smile. Thank you!
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LOL
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Just had extensive termite work done. LOL, so this one hit home. You are too much.Back to the top! marty
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A weenie bump (never read this one before) because "I can!"
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Hmmmmm!  Is this how you got into debugging?
LOL

Render unto Ceasar What is Ceasars

The preacher waited far too long
when he heard descending wings,
Did he think that munching song
was the sort an angel sings?

He sought faith to meet his need.
The bugs took it all to heart,
each with a grain of mustard seed,
and vowed to do their part.

But those sordid little devils
left the preacher in the lurch;
as their faith reached higher levels
they removed the whole .... church!

With rendered prayers unto the Lord
and his trust in holy might
He should've rendered that ravenous horde
of termites unto Mike!  


~Karen~

[This message has been edited by Klassy Lassy (02-15-2006 11:00 AM).]

 
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