Saturday, February 17, 2007

All Walk On

All Walk On
February 17
Proverbs 17:9

He who conceals a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

The memory of sin in love’s mind cannot persist
the record of wrong in love’s heart does not exist
he who seeks love conceals transgression
not naivety but grace dictates discretion
for those that subscribe to love’s cohesion
there can be no guilty list adhesion
the return to a works based refrain
only results in prolonging pain
intimate friends are separated by unturning cheeks
grudges’ demands earn not what mercy seeks
in the driver’s seat of peace mercy will succeed
in sweet surrender there will be success indeed
evil is eliminated in every place
when it is wiped away by tidal grace
friendships are restored transgressions are concealed
and all walk on in peace with common fellowship healed

Friday, February 16, 2007

Lovingkindness and Truth

Lovingkindness and Truth
February 16
Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for and by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.

The recipe for iniquity’s atonement is this
there are two things you cannot afford to miss
lovingkindness and truth bring healing indeed
working together to fill the need
left by the cancer of iniquity’s sting
these two are necessary in order to bring
wholeness back into love’s place
making it impossible to be face to face
lovingkindness is the tenderness to heal
bringing back a sense to all that is real
truth is the foundation to bring in leading
instilling solidity amidst all that is fleeting
the two together do all that is required
relying on each other they’re never tired
continually exchanging alternate energy
severing evil’s hold they make one free

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Anyone Can Understand

Anyone Can Understand
February 15
Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable,
but the mouth of fools spouts folly.

How many learned men have you heard
that blah, blah, blah many a word
and say absolutely nothing worth repeating
but warrant instead a severe beating
such wise men aren’t wise at all
though they may teach in a crowded hall
it makes no difference without the common tongue
even if they have big degrees hung
up in offices where they educate masses
at big colleges with big classes
wisdom is knowledge made acceptable
sound instruction for anyone made directable
for anyone can go on about what he knows
but wisdom can translate so knowledge grows
if you know something great then here is my demand
teach it in a way that anyone can understand

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

No Enemies

No Enemies
February 14
Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman builds her house,
but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

If you’re a fool you have no enemies to fear
no robbers to destroy what’s dear
if you are counted a fool among men
what you fear comes from within
there is no one who could do you more harm
than the strength of your own arm
locked doors and security devices of any kind
will offer no protection nor peace of mind
not when your own hands deal your own destruction
such is the fate to those who refuse instruction
change on the inside will make one secure
turning from depravity and clinging to the pure
when foolishness is cast down it will be said
that you’re among those who hold up their head
you’ll be among those who realize
there is no inner-fear for the wise

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Life Preservation

Life Preservation
February 13
Proverbs 13:3

The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

If the difference between life and death
is as simple as a spoken breath
then let the earth be filled with quiet peace
and may guarded mouths ever increase
may the preservation of life spring forth
in the west and east yes the south and north
may the ruined cease to be so
let them choose wisdom’s path to go
surround me with those who guard their speech
so their examples will be to teach
me and everyone else they’re around
so that prudent tongues will abound
send the big mouths far away
so I will dwell in peace today
with guarded mouth I make declaration
to go on in life preservation

Here It Is

Here It Is
February 12
Proverbs 12:2

A good man will obtain favor from the Lord,
but He will condemn a man who devises evil.

It comes down to this when all is said and done
when it comes to the bottom line there is only one
only one way to obtain the Lord’s favor
demonstrating heart by exhibiting good behavior
the Judge of all is straightforward and true
if you’re a good man He will favor you
He’s not like a boss who’s unfair
or a teacher who doesn’t care
it’s not to the lucky it’s to the good
favor to those doing as they should
condemnation to those who evil devise
attracting wrath and angry eyes
I’ve devised evil time and again
sometimes I must be in love with sin
all this being so I don’t even know why
when it’s so simple to be favored by the Most High

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Shame of Pride

The Shame of Pride
February 11
Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes dishonor,
but with the humble is wisdom.

With pride not just one is affected
in the end many are infected
by the poison dealt by the one responsible
and communal dishonor is more than probable

In my pride I invite my own shame
but that isn’t the end of the game
pride has a way of dishonoring all involved
and more than the proud need to be absolved

Humility also has a way of spreading
blessings abound in frequent pride shedding
the giver and receiver are blessed the same
and both inherit honor’s name

Today I choose wisdom and humility
for too often has pride overtaken me
too much have I dishonored those I’m near
but humility shall be mine both now and here