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

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