Movement (in a Pastor’s Voice)

[a poem by Allen James]

I hear brains frying like fried green tomatoes
as we flip through life’s pages, trying
We urgently need movement
Yes we do.
Without movement
we’d experience irritability
Yes we would.
Like a new-born in need of
warm breast milk for suck,
a soothing back rub and such
Yes we do.
Even our bowels
need movement, or we get inflamed like Red Hots on inside
It starts showing up on the outside
Yes we do.
We were designed for movement
like in Exodus
male babies had to hide and move
or lose their life
Yes they did.

On our jobs
Our hard working jobs
Whether it’s sitting at a desk, bored to pieces
typing all day, staring at screens till are eyes are sore
we need
A raise, a bonus, some appreciation
for giving solid hours of our life to
Although we are servants
and we consider the busy ant,
we get tired
Plant us on a pair of Boeing 747 wings
We want higher, and higher, and higher
Movement gives a sense of satisfaction
so we give action, and more action
as our lives symbolize balled fists
We fight like Evander, or Tyson, or Bow
Yes we do.
For the good life
we need movement
Yes we do!


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