TRINITY'S NECESSITY

Bill Batcher

Father, Son and Spirit Holy. Some things need to be in three.
It was, is now, and is to be. Some things need to be in three.
The earth and sky and teeming sea. Some things need to be in three. 

We do not want just Moe and Curly. Some things need to be in three.
Just Kukla, Fran; Athos, Porthos; Winkin, Blinkin; Bach and Brahms;
Simon, Alvin; Huey, Louie. Some things need to be in three. 

With two, a delta's but a vee. Some things need to be in three.
We need hypotenuse to square. With only axes X and Y
without a Z, where would we be? Some things need to be in three. 

I fight for thesis and you for antithesis, fight equally.
We struggle on as enemies. Some things need to be in three.
Life needs synthesis. Agree? Some things need to be in three. 

There's you and me, and then there's we. Our union's a new entity
much greater than just you and me. Some things need to be in three.
Without the we, much less are we. Some things need to be in three. 

The ghazalkar just sits and writes and thinks the world will sing his song
for all posterity. Then tumbles over on his ass;
his stool has but two legs. You see, some things need to be in three.

 

BILL BATCHER is a native of Long Island, New York. After graduating from the New York City Public Schools, he received a Bachelors from Syracuse University, where he majored in English. Bill earned two Masters degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York where, in 1992 he was a awarded a doctorate in the area of education of the gifted.