Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Gnostic Wonderland

In light of the imminent Rapture in, oh, about 9 1/2 hours, I wrote this little song. I think the tune is obvious.

"Gnostic Wonderland"
by Rick Davis

Trumpets blow, and I’m hummin’.
Cause the end is a-comin’.
I’ll tell you goodbye
As I fly to the sky.
Walkin’ in a Gnostic Wonderland.

Airplanes crash. People dyin’.
Big rigs smash. corpses flyin’.
But we’re feeling fine
We’ll leave our bodies behind.
Walkin’ in a Gnostic Wonderland.

In the ocean there’s this guy Osama.
We’ll pretend that he’s the Anti-Christ.
His head’s been hurtin lately; someone shot ‘im.
But he’ll be back to life tomorrow night.

For those left, it’s horrific,
But for us, it’s terrific.
I just hope and pray
God makes the preterists stay.
Walkin’ in a Gnostic Wonderland.

Walkin’ in a Gnostic Wonderlaaaaaaaaaaand!


Erica said…
You should compile your parodies and publish them. Sure, it might have people outside your house with pitchforks and torches, but that's okay. XD
Wayne B. said…
haha nice. :D lol Erica.