Ode To A Church Bus: A Poem By Beth Rasbeary

photo (4)Yesterday, a faithful old church bus broke down for the final time. This bus, affectionately named the Ugly Duckling bus because it was, well, pretty ugly, brought many boys and girls to Sunday School for years. Being somewhat of a sentimentalist, I asked my daughter to write a poem about old church buses that go on to their reward. This is what she wrote:

“ODE TO A CHURCH BUS”

By Elisabeth Rasbeary

Today a church bus bit the dust,

And though it had a bit of rust –

We still feel sad that it is gone,

And so our mourner’s coat we’ll don.

‘Farewell, old friend, we miss you so!’

(And though your failings we do know)

‘You took the kids to Sunday School –

For that we’ll say you were a jewel.’

‘We know sometimes you’d overheat;

(And there was that time your oil leaked);

Sometimes you would roll back on slopes,

(And there was that time your drive shaft broke…)

‘We knew you weren’t the perfect bus,

Yet you did your best for all of us.

But all your sins we’ll now forget,

‘Cause now a new bus we must get!”

______________________________

R.I.P.

UGLY DUCKLING BUS

1992 – 2013

About James Rasbeary

I am the pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Wylie, Texas. Check out my blog at www.broraz.com.
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One Response to Ode To A Church Bus: A Poem By Beth Rasbeary

  1. Pat Rasbeary says:

    PERFECT….

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