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Thomas Merton’s Stage-Prop Fan

To the tune of “Secret Agent Man

There was a nice floor fan he used for cooling;
They rigged a substitute they used for fooling.
After he was whacked,
The ringer was unpacked.
Merton’s work against the war found termination.

Merton’s stage-prop fan.
Merton’s stage-prop fan.
They killed a Christian warrior, and they used a fiendish plan.

Beware of pious folks who claim you’re nuts.
Who say the monk they knew was just a klutz.
As though a lethal fan
Couldn’t kill a handy man,
This sounds just like the voice of desperation.

Merton’s stage-prop fan.
Merton’s stage-prop fan.
They killed a peaceful warrior, and they sold a fiendish plan.

The living conscience of the nation one day,
Victim of a household appliance the next day,
I don’t care where you go,
Searching high and low,
You’ll find no better choice for canonization.

Merton’s stage-prop fan.
Merton’s stage-prop fan.
He should be a martyr, but we bought their fiendish plan:

Merton’s stage-prop fan.

David Martin

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