Tools of the Trade

My job was to listen to people

And if I could respond

My job was to talk to people

Make a helpful sound


The longer that I did it

The better I became

You learn a lot by doing

You don’t just stay the same


And people they empowered me

They trusted me so well

And when I spoke well I knew it

On their faces I could tell


And when I left the priesthood

I stayed in the same groove

Family mediation

That was my next move


Human conversation

The way to run this world

Be careful how you say things

Listen to what you’re told


When Jesus came among us

He chose the preacher’s art

To listen and to speak to us

To inspire and heal the heart


Brian Fahy

27 January 2022

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