Soon Enough it Bites Your Ass

When a vow is taken lightly, when a promise doesn’t hold

More than just the trust is broken in the lies the oft’ get told.


Though you weren’t the one who promised; you just joined in what was done.

You were tempted and relented. As things went you both had fun. 


Put a flame inside your pocket. See whose clothes get turned to ash.

Help another break a promise, soon enough it bites YOUR ass.


No one hates a starving person who steals just enough to eat.

But repayment is extracted when the famine time has ceased.


Help another break a promise, one that wasn’t yours to keep, 

it’s no matter who’s to blame, the consequence is yours to reap.


Photo:  by Womanizer WOW Tech on Unsplash

Source:   Proverbs 6:20-35

Text:  © David Alexander, 2021.

Tune:     , Public Domain

Score:  Used by Permission

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