Example and good deeds were rhetoric
That served me better than Elijah's stick,
And though no fiery chariot brings me
I trust the light I carry shines on me.
And once again will keep my phrases few.
Instead he counseled that sometimes one should
Endure the filth he'd have one remedy.
Thus, for two reasons he unleashed the whale:
To right my course and in its belly train
Me for the stench ahead. (I spent three days
(Although in fear) because God called. I would
*"Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!"