Conscience


	Barman, another whisky
	after that shot gun sermon,
	where the preacher used plain language
	to teach us big blockheads to understand,
	who set out to a free country
	to check the sky to be the limit
	and wound up next to the piano
	player in a smoky saloon.

	God has been abundantly generous,
	He gave us everything we need,
	He helps every babe
	from crawling to walking,
	He helps us in the first steps
	to use conscience, head, hands
	exactly in that sequence: first
	Do justice and love mercy.




Udo Frentzen 2020