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OVERHEARD CONVERSATION

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OVERHEARD CONVERSATION

Be careful 'bout the things you say.
Make certain how they sound;
For other people may not know,
And spread their thoughts around;

Expounding on your choice of words,
And how they saw your manner.
It's best to weigh your words, my friend,
Than pay the price of candor;

For oft when people hear some things,
They take them out of context,
And on repeating what they've heard,
They give it different syntax.

They'll weave a story from your words,
That you won't recognize,
And then just try and find someone,
To stand and sympathize;

A single friend who knows you well,
And won't believe such stories,
Is hard to find when times are hard,
And gossips compound worries;

So watch your words for they have power,
Or you'll end up in mourning,
To whom and where and what you said.
Remember well this warning.


"A FOOL GETS INTO CONSTANT FIGHTS. HIS MOUTH IS HIS UNDOING. HIS WORDS ENDANGER HIM."
                       Proverbs 18:6-7
                          (Living Bible)

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  1. Date: 6/2/2012 5:21:00 AM
    Oh so true...I have said things and when they got back to me, it wasn't what I said at all.. Take care. Janet

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/12/2012 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Janet. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Once said, we can't take them back; words of wisdom to live by Judy. You always have something worthwhile to leave with the reader and I truly enjoyed this.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 4/1/2012 2:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Liz. God Bless and Happy Easter, JB
  1. Date: 3/28/2012 1:07:00 AM
    very good ,, and oh so true ;} I'v always said watch what you say,, because you can't take them back,,, I won't let you ;} ,,,, I like your poem ,, take cake and have a blessed day !

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/28/2012 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Debbie. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 3/26/2012 10:15:00 PM
    Are you talking to me? : ) I love this poem, Judy! Pure wisdom! Thanks for sharing these words. Ruben.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/27/2012 3:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually I speak from bitter experience my friend. Glad to know I'm in good company though. Thanks so much Ruben. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:46:00 PM
    Such wise words. I always keep my big mouth shut. Of course I think lots. I never give advise unless asked and even then i use caution.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/20/2012 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jancarl. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:23:00 PM
    Judy, this is excellent advice, very wise words, indeed! The older I get, the easier it is for me to keep my mouth shut. Live and learn. With your ABC poem, I thought you might have accidentally left off the last two letters. You are right, they're not needed. Your poem is great as is. Blessings, Rhonda

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/20/2012 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks bunches Rhonda. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:20:00 PM
    Wery well written Judy,thank you. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/20/2012 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Anne-Lise. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:18:00 PM
    excellent advice, and an enjoyable poem. Hugs, catie :)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/20/2012 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Catie. God Bless, JB