Some Ways to Be and Where They Lead

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


Audio:  Used by Permission

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