Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | April 25, 2012

LOST…LOST…WHAT HAVE WE LOST?


LOST…LOST…WHAT HAVE WE LOST?

 

We find that our memories

Moth-eaten with holes in the lees…

      Keep slipping away

      The file is okay,

But we are misplacing the keys.

Old hymns that we sung every week,

The tips of our tongues try to seek…

      Recombining phrases

      The voice still raises,

But soon we find we’re “up a creek”.

It doesn’t help that our current church

Has lyrically left us in lurch….

      They know how to play

      The newer song way,

But the old stuff takes too much research.

My wife and I may sing together

In all sorts of life’s changing weather…

       But we can’t always choose

       Which lyrics to use,

With each on a different measure.

We need find recordings of hymns

And practice them with a few friends…

      Then teach the congregation

      Improving the situation,

Our memories will have more cues, then!

 

—Jonathan Caswell

 


Responses

  1. enjoyed this one good work

  2. Reblogged this on THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD and commented:

    LIMERICKS CAN BE SUNG TO SEVERAL TUNES…INCLUDING THE THEME FROM THE “POIP-EYE THE SAILOR MAN” CARTOON!


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