Now I Sit Me Down In School

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer
are not allowed in most public schools anymore
because the word "God" is mentioned,
a kid in Arizona wrote this NEW School Prayer.

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule,

For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites
It violates the Bill of Rights.

And any time my head I bow
Becomes a federal matter now.

Our hair can be bright blue or green;
That's no offense. It's a freedom scene.

But the law's specific; the law's precise:
Praying out loud is no longer nice.

Praying aloud in a public hall
Upsets those who believe in nothing at all.

In silence alone we must meditate;
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
and pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

They teach free thought, but ban the Bible;
To quote the Bible might make me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.

It's not allowed to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" don't belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

So now, oh Lord, this plea I make -
If I'm shot in school, my soul please take.


[source unknown]

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