Friday, March 10, 2017

Another Catholic Lenten Friday

Another Catholic Lenten Friday (with apologies to the Monkees)

The local moms' group down the street 
Is trying hard to get along
They gossip 'bout the renegade 
Who does the 40 Days all wrong
Another Catholic Lenten Friday
Fish sticks burning everywhere
Lay-led Stations that are avant garde
But no one seems to care

See Mrs. Bray, she's proud today
Her chickpea quiche will be done soon
And Mr. Keen, he's so serene
He's got a rosary in every room
Another Catholic Lenten Friday
Here in flat felt-banner land
Pastors complain about how hard life is
And the lay folk don't understand

Lenten bragging rights, keep me awake at night
My company is misery
Ah, envy rises high, for those who self-deny
I need more Anno Domini

Another Catholic Lenten Friday
Fish sticks burning everywhere
Another Catholic Lenten Friday
Here in flat felt-banner land…