To their God Haile Selassie Rastafarians do pray
But as a mere mortal his remains do lay
When he was Emperor of Ethiopia millions of hunger died
Whilst the good life he and his friends and his family enjoyed
The word God to one like Selassie ought not to apply
And why people make Gods out of mortals I do wonder why
He owned the majority of the wealth of his Country whilst his people lived in dire poverty
That hardly is Godlike would you not agree?
Compassion for his Country's Poor a Godlike person would show
But Haile Selassie was not that way as far as I do know
He did not share the Country's wealth amongst his people of him what does this say
That he was a mere greedy mortal flawed in every way
According to Rastafarians Haile Selassie is God
Though he never did help the poor and the downtrod.
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