It is the thought of some people
that the grandest part of a church
is, in fact, the skyward steeple,
that tall symbol which does so perch
to watch over the flock each day
and to remind the flock of the cost
of salvation, and why they pray,
so their souls will not be thus lost;
yet, what would be any building
without support from pagan earth?
What foundation is unyielding
when winds test its structural worth?
Try to build the church upright, strong,
on the steeple so respected
and it tumbles at once, ere long
what little will be erected,
for the bedrock of all belief
(no matter how skyward-gazing)
requires the lowly earth beneath
to support a temple’s raising.