Back in 2012 I was going full-steam in seminary, pastoring a church, and had a wife that was desperately ill with fibromyalgia. It was a pretty tense time around the Baker house, to say the least. Some things change; some things remain the same.
So, you see, I was going to write a post about not being ashamed of Jesus, but I will save that for tomorrow or Sunday. In the meantime, I will just share this poem I wrote back in 2012 while I help my wife finish some tax returns, eat some oatmeal, scrounge up some gas money for later, and do a little praying before I get back on the school bus this afternoon.
The following is a complete rip-off of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” song that everyone – including myself – hated. Funny thing, I still sing it to myself EVERY Friday morning!
“It’s Friday”Eight a.m. waking up in the morning Gotta be fresh, gotta go down stairs Hot cup of tea, butter on raisin toast Plagiarize a song by a girl with Black hair. Got a mid-term that’s due tonight Seminary’s really try’n to kick my buns. Still gotta finish a honey-do list Being out of work is fun, fun, fun! Friday! It’s Friday! Out of work this Friday! Studying and reading. Gettin’ ready for this Sunday. Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday. Need to exercise and take my morning multi-vitamin for men. Wife stayed up for two days straight Now’s she’s in bed and can’t stay awake Gotta figure out what’s wrong with her Don’t know if much more she can take. Daughter wants to ride her bicycle Wants me to ride mine with her, too Maybe I should finish this poem right now. Daddy, pastor, student’s got a lot to do! Friday! It’s Friday! Mail will come this Friday! Maybe a check’s in the mail that’ll let me tithe a lot this Sunday. Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday. Need to pray a lot and take my morning multi-vitamin for men.
P.S., That “Donate” button might make this Friday a wee more tolerable 🙂