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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 I stole an apple, ripe and red,
?hanging on my neighbors tree.
?Hell never miss just one, I said,
?and ate it up. Then, fat and fed,
?I licked my sticky hands and fled,
?smug and conscience-free.
But as I quit the neighborhood,
?a thief, whod seen my larceny,
?back-traced my steps through field and wood,
?and coming on the small abode
?where all my worldly goods were stored,
?took what belonged to me.
Does nothing sacrosanct remain?
?No fellowship? No hidden line?
?No code of honor in the grain
?to make another thief refrain
?from poaching in this thiefs terrain?
Whats mine is mine!
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 St. Peter stands at the Heavenly Gates?
enrolling a new admission.
Reporting for duty, sir, Mike Clancy states.
First, make a good Act of Contrition.
Mike signs himself and confesses his sins:
Well, I drink a bit more than I should?
and brawl some and lie some.
But have you done anything good?
As a matter of fact, sir, I rescued a girl?
from six bikers whod taken her purse.?
If I hadnt gotten between her and them
shed have suffered a fate even worse!
I grabbed the biggest one by the ring
in his nose and spun him around,?
kicked over his Harley, and spat in his face,
and wrestled him down to the ground!
Then I told them if they harmed a hair on her head?
theyd all have to answer to me!
St. Peters impressed, but he cant find the deed
in his Gold Book.
Was this recently?
I dont have you listed.
Mike shouts, Just a minute!
Youre saying my story aint so??
He shuffles the pages. Ive got to be in it!
Why, it wasnt five minutes ago!