Planning Other Things

She was minding her own business

When the angel came along

With all this funny rigmarole

About a brand new song

 

There’s going to be a baby

And you will be the mum

The baby will be great

But it won’t all be fun

 

Life is what happens

Said Lennon a famous time

When we are busy planning

Other things – good line

 

In his case life was ended

Upon a cruel street

His words live on – ‘Imagine’

He hadn’t planned that meet

 

And Mary at the cross

This was not the script

Except to fulfil the Scripture

This child from life was ripped

 

But life really is what happened

While the priests planned other things

They posted guards around a tomb

To prevent a rising king

 

Brian Fahy

20 December 2021

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