11 A wolf becomes
12 A greedy lion
13 A lovesick cat
14 A milkmaid dreams
15 The greedy dog
16 Prideful mice
17 A drowning priest
18 A wise bear
19 A man tries
20 A clever donkey
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19. A Man Tries To Sell a God
One day a clever craftsman carved
A god and brought him to the mall,
Hermes it was, a work of art,
But no one seemed to care at all
Upset, the man stood on a box
And shouted loud to make his
Wise Friends! This god is full of power,
A power that can make you rich!
remarked a passer-by
Why sell him if he answers prayer?
Use him yourself if that god be
As powerful as you declare!
He has power, of course,
Or Holy Hermes he'd not be!
And then his voice dropped to a
He's just a bit too slow for
MORAL: Humans prefer gods of their own making.
from the book Praying Your Story and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary