The Afgans say, "life before wealth", but then
they add "but honor before life". Fot them,
'unvirtuous', describes the worst of men.
We, who hold 'the righteous' dear, should condemn
unpatriotic profiteers. In suits
and ties, with cars that sport a winning shine,
CEO's and Congress are in cahoots,
and churchmen scrape before the rich, just fine.
It's conscience that separates men from Hell.
It's goodness, that's unreachable, which kills.
Between one's ears is where our devils dwell,
and tainting grace, explains our many ills.
Repudiating vice can change one's fate,
and open doors to the Divine Estate.