English is a weird language
With lots of dips and curves…
Was it the Pope who said this phrase
Or one of his translators?
We would say “human beings”,
Their personhood is assumed…
Despite pet owner objections
No other species we include!.
A bone to pick about English–
Do you notice all the cliches…
Too many aren’t taught the basics,
And richness slips away!
I dispise proselytizers
Who will not good English learn…
Missing meanings in the Bible
Because of how phrases turn.
I guess the uneducated
To the poorly educated go…
That’s why I.S.I.S. gains footholds
In most places that they show.
A Muslim of my acquaintance,
Doesn’t know of the literary device…
Or how the Bible says what it says
‘Though he’s memorized it “twice.”
Trying as a friend to explain this,
To him…he only argues…
If he really knew what he memorized
He’d open his eyes to Good News!
Congrats to the Pope for trying
At the U.N., English to speak…
He proves the adage of Matthew five-five,
The earth is for the teachable meek!