I’ve been looking into what “keri” means,
It’s sometimes defined as frivolous,
And this was the source of our worst nightmares,
Behavior vain and imperious.
The shmitas were particularly critical,
And the following year of Yovel,
But we took credit for our bounty,
And because of that we fell.
We were scattered among the Nations,
’Til we make up for all those shmitas,
How many we’ve missed,
And when they’re finally paid up,
Is open to different shitas.