A Catholic Adventist, you hang between
two very different faiths. You must decide.
You love the chanting, prayers at eventide
and go to mass and study with your keen
and probing mind each lesson you can glean
from catechism. Protestants defied
Rome’s right to be our first spiritual guide.
Christ is our vicar, and we have no queen.
You see this and the place that Sabbath takes
but also see the richness of the saints.
Tolkien and Pope and Thompson, Hopkins stood
for faith creative. Mystery awakes.
It sleeps in our brown churches ’til complaints
carve Catholic wonder in Adventist wood.