The Cardinal Rules

Doug Ecks
1 min readDec 11, 2021
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

I have the urge I just can’t quell it
to study hard, become a prelate
I could learn the laws of God
I’ve seen priests it can’t be hard

Though if I were to be a prelate
I suppose I must be celibate
that’s not so different from my dating life
and for many years the priests had wives

Doug Ecks

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