|3 And some are better than others,
4 Yet not completely,
5 And all of them worked,
6 If not completely,
7 But all of them are better than nothing,
8 Of that we're completely sure.
CHAPTER 71 You can laugh all you want at the ancient ways,
2 Of aHebrews and bGypsies,
3 And cRomans and dGreeks,
4 And even the eMesopotamians.
5 But they came from nothing,
6 To rule their world,
7 And they must have known something,
8 More than a lie.
CHAPTER 81 The Hebrew way was truly hard,
2 Almost too hard to believe.
3 Their fGod was a judge,
4 Whose word was the law,
5 And the law was written in gstone.
6 They lived in the desert,
7 And wandered with sheep,
8 And they could have settled for that.
9 But instead they looked up,
10 And tried to be hmore
11 More than a beast in the sand.
12 And maybe you think they were iself-chosen fools,
13 The butt of life's longest jjoke,
14 kBetrayed by their God again and again,
15 lTill he led them like sheep to the slaughter.
16 But how many mPhilistines live in your town,
||17 And how many self-chosen sheep?
CHAPTER 91 The way of the Gypsies was patient but bold,
2 And maybe too nmorbid for you.
3 Yet they lived in the otowering shadow of death,
4 For thousands and thousands of years,
5 And chose to believe that death was a door,
6 And not an excuse to feel angst and despair,
7 About the unfairness of things.
8 And which do you think will still look the same,
9 Five thousand years from now
10 The pscience of doom you know to be true,
11 Or the doorway to death called qKhufu?
CHAPTER 101 The Mesopotamians had a way,
2 Whether you know of it or not.
3 They were the first we've found so far,
4 To dream of rcities in the sand.
5 They built their dreams and gave them names,
6 Like Babylon,
7 And Nineveh,
8 And Tyre.
9 But you believe they're just one more proof,
10 That everything break downs,
11 And goes away for good and all,