And, when you talk, don’t talk of God
But turn the conversation
To different textures of the sod
And insect habitation.

Discuss the items in the news –
The lay-offs, strikes and scandals,
And weigh up how to light the fuse
Of bombs and Roman candles.

And don’t forget the theme of themes –
The ever-changing weather:
The rain that swells the mountain streams,
The sun that burns the heather.

And talk of God if talk you must,
But, when you do, be bold and just.

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