The right word spoken is like golden apples in silver set.
A wise rebuke is also golden when it’s by wisdom met.
If you would boast of gifts ungiven or what you’ll do once rich,
You’ll be a rainless cloud or windbag. Go make another wish.
With patient speech a case persuades the powerful on the throne.
When words are softly spoken rightly they can make mush of bones.
Contention in a partner makes one seek other space to dwell.
The arguments and angry looks can turn happy homes to hell.
Photo: by Lians Jadan on Unsplash
Source: Proverbs 25:11,12,14,15,23,24
Text: © David Alexander, 2021
Tune: O Lord, The Dry Land, Public Domain
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