1-25 Not Like Them

Is it sufficient for us to simply uphold, and fulfil those “thou shall not’s…?”


Not Like Them


Really, Lord, you said “Love your enemies”

But I have none I scorn.

So, I have no need for such remedies;

(No malice I have sworn.)


I’m not like them, those bitter, vengeful men—

“Hate to love and love to hate.”

I’m good at heart (not like that Publican.)

My tithe is never late.


There are none who hate, spitefully use me.

I’m glad I’m not like them.

I think I’ll sip fruity Hibiscus tea,

And watch the news. Amen.