Monday, April 19, 2010

Prayer #110: Futureness

Went to the fortune teller
To have my fortune read
I didn't what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Said she'd take a look at my palm
Said "Son do you feel kind of warm?"
And she looked into her crystal ball
Said "You're in love."

Said it could not be so,
Not with all the girls I know.
Said when the next one arrives
Looking into her eyes.

I left there in a hurry
Much to my big surprise
The next thing I discovered
The fortune teller told me lies

So I ran back to that woman
Mad as I could be
Told her I didn't see nobody
How she made a fool out of me

At last something shook me
As if it came down from above
And now the fortune teller
And I fell in love
-- Fortune Teller

Prayer #110: Futureness

Chuck the crystal ball down the bowling lane
Dump the tea leaves in the garbage disposal
Coax the waves across the patterns in the sand
Turn your hands palm down to hide the lines

Because none of them can help you anyway
So you might as well rely on uncertainty
And have some faith you'll learn what to do
When the time, the place, the decision comes

Until then use the I Ching sticks as kindling
Unfold the horoscope to line the birdcage
Because the root of all divination
Is to be inspired by God.

Amen.

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