Inside and Out

Tongue, be silent.
Do not speak.
What bursts forth
Is what you reap.

Words of anger.
Words of spite.
Poison like
A vipers’ bite.

Words of mercy.
Words of grace.
A peaceful,
Quiet resting place.

Words go both ways;
Out and in.
What you gain
Is what you spin.

(Proverbs 16-18)

Patricia Burlison
&copy’2008

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