Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’


Brussels sprouts, boiled cabbage
And stringy runner beans
I’d gladly give them up you know
Strange, as it may surely seem

Black caviar and foie gras too?
That would take faith, no doubt
I can’t afford them anyway
So alright – I’ll go without

So for Lent this year I’ll give it all up
That will impress I’m sure
But wait – upon my heart I feel
A familiar knocking at the door

The Lent man comes (for the lent is due)
With his teeth of gold
I’ll take your car and wide-screen TV
The new one – not the old

You can give these up for Lent
You’ll never know they’re gone
And here’s a box of brussels sprouts
For you to chew upon.

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