Friday, January 26, 2007

Fool's Honor

Fool’s Honor
January 26
Proverbs 26:1
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

I predict this summer that it will snow
and this winter I’m sure the sun will glow
as for common sense – why do we reserve it?
and give honor to those who do not deserve it

Why do we bestow riches on common fools?
but neglect the respect of those in our schools
when a celebrity shows up all foot traffic will stop
but we walk on by when we see a cop
why do we specialize in singers we think are good?
but fail to name one teacher that educates our neighborhood
we have sport teams TV shows and which ones we think are tighter
but we’d just as soon blow bubbles than honor one fire fighter

Our priorities are upside down
and it’s the same in every town
the fact is we need a new set of rules
so start respecting the heroes and stop honoring fools

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