PROVERB SONNET

 

Never be faithless; be strong in the Lord!
Let your prayers move mountains to the sea,
Let treasure in Heaven be your reward.
Store not up worthless earthly currency,
but in all things be true to what is sure.
Keep your tongue from uttering hateful things,
but let what flows forth from your heart be pure.
For only pure water flows from clean springs,
and only brackish from defiled wells;
What comes out of a man defiles him.
Clouds that folly attracts, wisdom dispells.
Wise men consider, but fools act on whim.
   What the Lord has set right, the Lord disturbs --
   Such is wisdom, according to Proverbs.

 

---jrw 3:21am
3-25-96