Picture of Fran's Amaryllis
"Everything is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens
Religionís AlarmsBy Frances McCrory Meservy 1997
She was wrapped in religion It was no where to be found.
And rooted in contention. Now isnít that profound
The fruit were barely visible Freed from the yoke of guilt
Yet completely indispensable. She cleaned and made a quilt.
She couldn't read very well The letter of the law kills
And it began to tell. But the spirit of the law fulfills.
She believed what she was taught Now God's fruit fills her room
And could not be bought. And she's in full bloom.
She needed God's pure word
And it was no where to be heard.
Finally she stopped to listen
And her life began to glisten.
She was oppressed by things not in the book.
We took a careful look.
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness" when checked
Even though her life it had wrecked.