God Save The Poor Man

        All rise!! Please welcome back the Right Reverend Jake who has  recently returned from a church “business trip” to the first annual “Sacramental wine tasting and Hootenanny” in the Napa Valley Region of Northern California, (and I got the t-shirt to prove it)* and has decided to grace us with his presence this Sunday morning..Can I get a hallelujah, brothers and sisters? While on his trip Reverend Jake was to have a revelation…That’s what I said…A revelation brothers and sisters, hallelujah!! It was then while he was enjoying the “good life” that it came to him…Not everyone is as fortunate as himself. What about that poor soul in need of help? AMEN!!

     So, the Right Reverend Jake has summoned up his thunder and with the vigor, that only he can demonstrate, offers to you this Sunday: 


God save the poor man,

with the mortgage due.

Young ones cryin’ all around,

and his wife, be cryin’ too!


Yes, God save the poor man,

save him from the trial,

of this life, he’s livin’,

if only for a while.


God save the poor man,

from the poor man’s sins.

Drinkin’, drugs, and gamblin’,

please stop, the spiral’s spin.


God save the poor man,

from his own device,

for the hardship of his livin’,

starts with, the easy vice.


God save the poor man,

when his family, needs to eat.

And the bank’s foreclosed the mortgage,

and they’re livin’, on the street.


God save the poor man,

now let him see the light.

Lead him from, those wayward ways.

Though, it may take, all God’s might.


So, please God, save the poor man,

save him, from the trial,

of this life he’s livin’,

if only, for a while.


Oh, please God, save this poor man.

Save me, from my trials,

of this life, I’m livin’.

If only for a while.


Jack Downing

Apr. 2011

* No I didn’t, I lied. Unlike Abraham Lincoln, I can tell a lie.

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2 Responses to God Save The Poor Man

  1. i thought it was George Washington that could not lie………

    • Why then was he called “Honest Abe?” But you are right and I amleft….with a red face… Ps.. Reverend Jake, brought back some of that sanctimonious, oh,I mean sacramentalwine!! (sshh)


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