Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Barth – a poem

Blue books fill my shelf, inviting to be devoured
But my lazy arse sometimes needs to be first overpowered

He did write an awful lot,
But at least it wasn’t a lot that was awful Schrott

Though my butt is not lazy all the time, mind you
As often I love to read the CD, especially while on the loo

Luther too did his best thinking on the pot,
As, according to the Apocryphal Liturgy of Moses, so did Lot.

Hang on, Chris, toilet humour is not appropriate for a man of such greatness
And I gotta tell you, not much rhymes with ‘greatness’ (nor ‘bollocks’ come to that).
Oh, actually ‘lateness’ does. Shit.

Don’t get me wrong, not all poetry needs to rhyme
Especially because drafting it takes up a bit more time

But this is all the more the case with Barth,
As his name sounds like the sound my bottom makes when I
Go to bed.

Oh yes, don’t make me a limp wristed poem writer, Oh Lord
That takes himself too seriously and gets everyone deathly bored.

Make me a Barth without the unfortunate rhyme,
Yea, Lord, make me a more of a Barthian,
For that’s not so easy to rhyme with a gastronomical functian.



At 5/31/2007 8:57 AM, Anonymous Jason Goroncy said...

Perhaps we can all be grateful that your current calling is to study the NT where there is little poetry. :-)

Good effort ol' chap!

At 5/31/2007 9:09 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Chris Tilling is really a man of great wit,
Even if sometimes he seems full of....

(Sorry, I just couldn't think of a rhyming word...)


At 5/31/2007 1:34 PM, Anonymous Jon said...

You are a very sick man...

But you make me laugh more than ANY other theologian...

At 5/31/2007 2:15 PM, Anonymous J. B. Hood said...

Poor Anja.

At 5/31/2007 3:26 PM, Anonymous W. Travis McMaken said...

Head over to Fire and Rose and enter this in the contest over there!

At 5/31/2007 8:46 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Jason, point taken!

Ben, also point taken.

You git!

Jon, thanks, and ... you git.

JB, also a git!

Wtm, I just entered it. I want to WIN.

At 5/31/2007 8:52 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Another GIT enters the fray.

At 5/31/2007 8:52 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Ben is right, and so is JB.

At 5/31/2007 8:53 PM, Anonymous Jim said...



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