Imagine lions in the street,
remain in bed or off your feet.
It’s useful if you don’t want work,
but marks you as a lazy jerk.
When re-al danger’s coming flee.
Be clever, find a place to be
where you’ll be safe from Sturm und Drang
escaping what’s out there that’s wrong.
Be simple and ignore the sign
‘cause reading it takes too much time.
Just jump the fence and forge ahead
since in the end we’ll all be dead.
Work skillfully and give a care
to give delight and show some flair.
You’ll gain the fame and claim renown,
to be called up and serve the crown.
Photo: Peter van der Sluijs, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Proverbs 22: 13, 3, 29
Text: © David Alexander, 2021
Tune: Alstone, Public Domain
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