I have a little cross It’s here for all to see; It dangles from my mirror, And sets my conscience free. When I feel the chill Of a cold December wind, I focus on my little cross— Thank God, I’m not like them. They shiver at the bus stop, They work low-level jobs; But I’ve been blessed with college— My license lets me rob. The work I do is legal So no one can complain— My little cross reminds me I need not be ashamed. My passion is the poor- I bind them in red tape. Law partners call it ‘counsel;’ But clients call it rape. I make a filthy fortune When my friends divorce. My cross absolves me of my guilt- I never feel remorse. If Jesus wore a nicer suit And drove an S.U.V., There’d really be no difference Between my Christ and me. The poor will always have their debt; The rich will always wed. I’m thankful that they pay me well- I’d have to sue instead. When I leave my office So very late at night, And drive to my McMansion To my children and my wife, I thank the Lord and praise Him For my law degree. I know my little dashboard cross Will hide my sins from Thee. ____________________________________________________ Debbie Hollis (formerly Debbie Buchanan Engle) is a native Louisiana artist, grant writer and progressive political activist. She is a mother of two sons, Christopher Buchanan and Joseph Kammer, and is married to artist/musician/designer Alan Dyson. She’s a proud resident of Highland, and the creator of Works In Progress – a new non-governmental organization dedicated to providing flexible funding to creative professionals in North Louisiana. View her blog, contact information, and artistic resume’here.
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