A Day in the Pandemic Life
Forgive me for rewriting the Beatles, “A Day in the Life:”
I searched the news today; oh boy
In the hope of a loving story
About a selfless man who made the grade
But the news was painfully sad
Well, I just had to cry
When I saw the photograph
They blew their minds out in a rage
They didn’t notice everyone’s rights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
Their anger danced among the flame
Nobody was really sure if he was in the right
No one cared and wanted to fight
I saw a film today, oh boy
Adams decided the fate of our country
But the crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I’d love to see the flag fly
Woke up, fell out of bed
The bullets flew above my head
Found my way downstairs and grabbed a gun
And looking up, I noticed it was fate
Everyone is full of hate
I cleared the fence in seconds flat
Jesus spoke, and I went into a dream
I read the news today; oh boy
Three million souls lost to date
And though the souls were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many souls it takes
To change the world into a lonely place
I’d love to turn God’s goodness on
I saw the news today; oh man
All the hypocrites line the Capitol Crown
Do what I tell, not what I do
You don’t need a God
For I will take care of you
I read the book today; oh Lord
It is filled with Hope amongst the flames
He has a plan for us
A plan to prosper us, not to harm us
The world can burn but will not harm us
I read a book today.
I am sure “The Lonely Hearts Club Band” would disapprove of my rewrite, but it struck me that the world is filled with news of hate and destruction. Power-mad billionaires in need of making everything their way. Politicians drunk with power and full of “My way, or the Highway!” Fear mongers peddling doom—don’t believe the news today. Rest in the promise of the gospels—read the word—it’s the good news we all have searched for.
A morning’s thought on life. The times they are a-changing, even the church has gone astray.
Indeed the world is full of hate. The hope does live in the reading of a book. The Bible provides that hope and will to keep trying to improve our world.
Is there hate? Yes. Full of hate? I don’t believe so. There’s lots of good, beauty and peace out there. I hope you find it.
Holly, I think you missed the point, that was the bridge written by Paul, the bridge is about hate, everyone in “that place” was full of Hate. I did not say “The World is Full of Hate” in fact just the opposite, look at the first and last verses…the rewrite is about Hope. But it points out there is plenty of bad news in the world today to distract us from Hope.
In my haste, I did not pass the message of Hope, The saving grace of Jesus Christ; when God is on your side, none can be against you, from the tiniest virus to the President of the United States, none can defeat you. Pass on the hope…
Oops! I always skip over the Bible stuff. My bad.
Holly, there is no “Bad” here, no silly questions, just open and honest dialog. I did make a left turn to what the main subjects of this site are about…Photography, Storytelling, and travel. I was just struck by the sheer amount of stress and opposing stories in media. I try to create positive uplifting hope and love-filled content…beautiful pictures and interesting faith-filled stories. Thanks for the comments, keep them coming.
The original cover of the album featured Jesus but was removed because they thought it was too controversial. Ironic since getting high and by with a little help of your friends weren’t.
Victor, you always amaze me with the facts you pass on. Jesus is our hope, have you been out on a photo safari lately?
Now you are a poet, Jim.
I loved this . So much is going on these days. Every day I pray for our country, asking our Lord to help us conquer the evil, right the wrongs, and help us elect good and honest leaders.
In God we trust. 🙏