On my money it states, “In God We Trust”,
But some people want to remove it.
They say that old steel has corroded to rust.
They say that the Lord hasn’t proved it.
So, once, old Satan told Jesus to jump
From Jerusalem’s highest, holiest spire
To prove He could land without bruise or bump.
Only then would old Satan admire.
But Jesus said trust which required such proof
Was a trust which was not truly trusting.
The prayers of our youth are a gaffe and a goof
While purest of gold knows no such rusting.
It’s losers who win Satan’s lottery.
Winners let money’s wise motto just be.
(Inspired by David’s Psalm 91, which Satan misquoted, when trying to trick Jesus into jumping.)
(Also inspired by considering what a complete ruin my life would be, if God had been indulgent, and had given me all the absurd things I prayed for when young and foolish.)