Preaching

Dedication: This is dedicated to Darius, Rowan and Willow. May they pave the path of truthfulness and always be true to themselves.

Preaching

We preach to our children with our words
And teach them with our actions.
We preach that they should love one another,
Then fight our wars for “justice”.
We preach that they should respect all life,
Then we feast on the flesh of the animals.
We preach that they should be honest,
Then we tell them of the Easter Bunny.
We preach that they should be forgiving,
Then we dig up the past to hurt our loved ones in the heat of argument.
We preach that they should be faithful,
As we dial our lovers telephone number.
We preach that they should show compassion,
And then laugh at the time worn eyes of a weary baglady.
We preach tenderness and patience,
And then strike them in senseless anger.
We preach to hold true to honor,
And then spread lies about those we claim as our friends.
But in their youth and innocence,
they love and respect us,
they are honest and forgiving,
they are faithful and compassionate,
and they treat us with tenderness and honor.
So tell me this..
Who should lead and who should follow?