Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Reason

December 25, 2018

Yes, I grew this beard for a reason.
You ask, “In honor of the season?”

Ho. Ho. Ho.
Not So!

(Though my belly has begun to shake,
I’m afraid that’s from too much cake.)

It’s my brother’s fault you see…
He was only honest with me.

Now, instead of having the clean shaven chin
Of Burke Devlin or Popeye the Sailor

My skin is more akin
To the incarcerated face of George Taylor!

Remember him?  The famous film-guy,
Who confronted with destroyed Liberty
Knelt in the sand, wet from foaming seas,
And CURSED the human race!


Strange Contrast

Remember Him?  The sinless God-Man,
Who surrendered His will to gain our freedom
Knelt in a garden, sweat as bloody drops,
And BLESSED us by choosing to take our place!

And he said, “Father, if you are willing, let this cup pass from me; however not my will, but yours be done.”

(Yeah, that’s all true
And Jesus can certainly SAVE you)

But if you’ve got to know why,
On the day we sing of the babe that slept with cows.

I’ve just got to say,
I was only covering up my jowls!