מנא, מנא, תקל, ופרסין
King Belshazzar had a feast.
For a thousand wealthy lords,
He committed blasphemy,
Punished with words on a wall.
Words with hidden meanings,
But no one could read the verse,
His wife named Daniel the Prophet.
Who’d know how to follow the curse.
Daniel assenting, said to the king,
‘Let thy gifts be to thyself,
send thy rewards somewhere else,
I have no desire for your wealth.’
He read out the meaning, and cursed him aloud.
The king died later that night.
Words can be deadly, as Daniel did prove.
As is poison administered just right.