Holly is a symbol of goodwill and joy. In the Victorian language of flowers, holly means foresight. Holly is seen as a symbol of good luck in both Christianity and Islam. But most importantly for me, it is said that disputes are often solved "under the holly tree"
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sunday Offering #20: "If You Tell A Lie"
If you tell a lie again and again It does not become the truth in the end If your voice is loud and your lies are well heard Still it does not mean transformation has occurred
Water isn't wine Brass isn't gold One day you'll account for all the lies that you told
If you take the forest, if you steal it tree by tree If you blacken the river if you desecrate the sea You can wave your arms, you can shout out from on high But the truth is still the truth and a lie is still a lie
Water isn't wine Brass isn't gold One day you'll account for all the priceless things you sold
You can speak of God while you lead your Holy War As if your hands weren’t stained by the oil you adore More innocents will die and more soldiers will fall You name your church for God but it was greed that built those walls
Water isn’t wine Brass isn’t gold One day you’ll account for all the lives that you stole
Two faced yes fool Pin striped suit ghoul
You can make a promise and some people might believe That you are not beholden to the power, to the greed But if they should fall ill, or their schools should fall down Should they fall on hard times well I doubt you'll be around
Water isn't wine, brass isn't gold And it's wrong that we should pay for that crown that you stole Water isn't wine, brass isn't gold One day you'll account for all the lies that you told
"If You Tell a Lie" by Monica Pasqual, Blame Sally