A meal of vegetables with love surpasses meat with hate

To anger slowly, not explode, forestalls your power’s waste.

While folly takes a crooked road, the wise stride out quite straight

on ways where weeds are absent to ascend a gentle grade.


So satisfy your mother, do not drive her to despair.

Make father glad with wise decisions, show that you’re aware.

When making plans, seek counsellors and heed the things they say.

You’ll reap rewards and find accord with folks along the way. 


Photo:  Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

Source:  Proverbs 15:17-24

Text:  © David Alexander, 2021

Tune:  Land of Rest,  R.S Newman,  Public Domain


Audio:  Used by permission

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