The Power of Words

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


Audio:  Used by Permission

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