Upon Hearing a Choral Performance at an Episcopal Church

 

 

 

UPON HEARING A CHORAL PERFORMANCE AT AN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

 

I am Episcopalian

The Queen of the Cotillion

I think I am Chuchillian

I’m Drenched in gold bullion

 

I’m old money, of course

We sorts nobly discourse

On the stigma and source

Of the Jewish remorse

 

Why can’t they aspire

To sing in the choir

Till the day they expire

Will they continue to sire

 

Unwashed swarthy hordes

Fail to sound our high chords

Do not curtsy to our lords

Awaiting Heaven’s rewards

 

For speech Christian and clipped

Like buttocks quivering and whipped

Measured, mannered – dead as a crypt

Like old German gothic script

 

Speaking of penmanship, ours is fine

Elegant, stately and feline

Our ideation’s asinine

But stylistically we’re sublime

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 1998

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