Mr. Tom Thumb and the Beat of His Drum
forever is allowed-
but only this time;
next time you will have to repent.
when the marshes have pulled
the green over their eyes,
and your prayers are yet heaven sent,
it is then i will come
with a song and a drum
to the tomb of every day we spent
to weep and to mourn
the pain and the scorn
that refuses to waylay or relent.