Chosen by God himself…treasure in clay,
They’re free to say “no”, or humbly obey,
They take on a flock, becoming “padre”,
Mass, confessions, prayer…fills their dossier,
24/7…with such little pay!
Reaching out to sinners who drift astray,
Deep down in the trenches, God’s Green Beret,
Bringing Christ’s message on streets and subways,
No time to stop for a “cafe au lait”,
Not much in the tank when they hit the hay,
Ambassadors for Christ…naïveté?
Priests are joyful inside, take a survey!
Thank “your” priest, with a spiritual bouquet!!