Fine Plus Restitution

When “eye for eye and tooth for tooth” extracts too high a price,

and local regulations don’t allow blood sacrifice,

then try to figure out the value of whatever’s lost,

and add to that a little more to represent the cost.


So after all is said and done, when debts have been repaid,

walk boldly forth with head held high, unfettered; unafraid. 

If gossips babble on about the trespassing you’ve done,

trust in the word that you have heard, forgiveness has been won. 


Photo:  by  Kevin Bation on Unsplash

Source:  Leviticus 5:15-16

Text:  David Alexander, 2021  CC BY-SA 4.0

Tune:  Clonmel , Public Domain    


Audio:  Used by Permission

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