The Priest and the Young Showman

The actor waits in the airport terminal.
His flight comes in at night.
The people pass, they laugh and stare
Together they bless the night.
Enter the preacher as the moon shines through.
He breathes deep and he’s dressed in black.
Says he’s from the church of St. James.
Wears a thick gold chain and a Stetson hat.

Preacher says, “I knew a man he once looked like you.”
Actor says “I ain’t from the ministry.”
The preacher smiles and checks his watch
“No this kid’s a star I knew from the streets.”

The actor had a plane to catch, but the preacher knew
“It’s an airport man, no one’s here too long.”
“I’m still a kid,” the actor said, “and I’ve got to move.”
“Well then,” preacher said. “We’ll see how fast you move, and if you last long. And we’ll see how far you get once I’ve gone.”


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