Thursday, January 29, 2009

287. Of Course!



The saintly Mother Theresa went up to Heaven (of course).
For her life had been entirely without blame,
And all the trumpets sounded as she entered in the Gates,
And an angel chorus glorified her name.
When it came to supper-time she discovered that her meal
Was some tuna with a morsel of dry bread,
And she ate it very gratefully as you'd expect her to,
And 'Thank you, God' Mother Theresa said.
But she took a little idle peek to the Other Place below,
To that place of endless horrors known as Hell,
And she saw the folk there feasting on venison and steak!
In fact, the Damned were eating very well!
Next night when mealtime came around her food was just the same,
Tuna and bread! Just like the poorest peasant,
And when she once more took a peek and glanced down into Hell
She saw the Damned were eating quail and pheasant!
At last she plucked up courage to question her own fare
And God replied 'There's only Me and you.
There are untold millions eating in that other dreadful place!

It hardly seems worthwhile to cook for two'


Darlene said...

A hoot, and one I can identify with. It is definitely not worth cooking for one.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, good one! I think it's incredible that you can do these every day! I do write all the time, but while I love poetry and have written a few, it's definitely not my forte. Thanks for all the wit and wisdom! said...

poor mother T, she deserves better, but she probably doesn't even mind.

Bradley Hsi said...

We cooked for two, and it is not dry bread and tuna only!! So Australia day is Chinese New Year's day. Isn't Chinese who really discovered Australia?

Jinksy said...

As a solitary Silver Surfer, I wouldn't mind somebody around here who could cook for two!

LA Nickers said...


I love your wry sense of humor.


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Kat said...

Was laughing my heart out at that Brenda...!

"...It hardly seems worthwhile to cook for two"

God is so much like my wife :)))))))))))))))))))))

Brian Miller said...

nice. really like the intimacy in that response.

California Girl said...

clever writing and a great punchline. Happy TT!

Betsy Brock said...

I bet Mother Teresa would start cooking!

Kris McCracken said...

I am not much of a tuna man.

Stephanie said...

HA! Very good take!