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Shall We Stop

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Shall We Stop

The rugged race is not to 
the swift
nor the bitter battle to 
the strong,
within us lies a leverage, 
a lift--
towering above the 
thraldom of throngs.

Godliness plus 
contentment breeds gain;
Laziness plus gluttony 
concieves penury.
We are who we are, I 
cannot explain
why the haughty forget 
this in a hurry.

You cannot win the war 
without a sword,
of what value is a spade 
to a fisherman?
You cannot woo a 
dame...without a word;
spoken or inscribed, you 
realy need a plan.

Today is the future you 
were expecting,
O, you are caught 
unawares, I guess.
It will soon be a past you 
will be reflecting...
worries cannot put ripe 
Grapes in winepress.

Appreciation is an 
application for more--
demand less, command 
more O Oliver Twist!
Golden grains are stored 
in this Lore...
sow those small seeds in 
your tight fist.

You are who you are, O 
skillful player,
good at winning the big 
blame game.
Attitude cannot be 
swapped for prayers,
shall we stop soiling the 
Holy God's name?

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