Monday, June 13, 2016
Oh, Give Them
Oh give them some land to work with
and some water to make stuff grow.
Give them some tools to turn the earth over
and push all that dirt around,
Teach them to Plow it and disc it and
tend it and harvest it
and ship the Fruits of it out so folks can
And give them some Water; we need
Oh yeah let 'em eat drink and be merry.
Yeah, let 'em do all that
in this our promised land.
Let 'em slice it and dice it and
multiply, divide it.
Let 'em add this that and the other
and subtract what they think they don't need,
let 'em Seed and Feed.
Let the wise lead,
and hope they've chosen wisely.
Let the simple be fulfilled,
and not by their leaders be killed.
At the Wonder of it all, let us be thrilled.
Let us carve the earth and marvel at it all--
what we've done and what
But hey, please don't let it go to our heads.
Instead, help us
Try to keep it in perspective with
some eyes on the big picture,
eyes on the prize
not obsessing with the size
of all this stuff.
Give us some Air to breath
and help us put on some wings and fly
but help them limit our negative effects; let them
temper their intrusions, boost our inclusion.
We need to regulate it and yet we need
to deregulate it help us
figure all that part out that
We gotta prioritize it and sensibly control it.
Let 'em have a firm hand, a steady hand,
but, yeah, a gentle hand.
Let them take care in what they do with the earth
and the air.
Let them share;
and yes, be fair.
Yeah, let us be fair to one another,
and make sure there's enough to go around
for everybody. I'm not making this up.
Let them prosper and proceed
with their plans
but let them pray
Yea, Let us pray.
Hey God. . .