I'd like to give some free advice
You should remember well;
There won't be smiles in Paradise,
There'll be no tears in Hell.
Be your preacher e'er so nice,
Illusion's what they sell.
This time on Earth's your only life
So you should live it well.
Stop helping folks to make their way
Through non-existent gates.
Your effort's wasted when you pay
The church collection plate.
Hardship can't be prayed away
Like wiping chalk from slate—
Nobody's list'ning when you pray;
No answer, there, awaits.
No help is coming from the sky;
Look to yourself instead.
Don't promise better by-and-by
When all life has fled.
The weary don't need holy lies,
They need a decent bed.
Help the helpless in this life…
It's too late when they're dead.
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