Pity the people without self-control
they’re like a city with holes in its wall.
Finding some sweetness they swallow it all
Though their capacity is much too small.
If you’re the neighbor who visits too much
you might be welcomed to leave in a rush.
Honors may come, so accept them with thanks,
but if you seek them you’re only a crank.
Photo: by Shoestring, CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons
Source: Proverbs 25:16,17,27,28
Text: © David Alexander, 2021
Tune: Bonnie George Campbell, Public Domain
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