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KEEP YOUR HAND ON MY SHOULDER

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There is more than one way to murder someone. You can kill their spirit simply by mouthing off and trying to make them feel small and strupid and unwanted. God didn't give you the blessing of speech so you could ridicule your your neighbor. Remember the tongue is a two edged sword and if you aren't careful you can cut yourself to death with it.

Nobody likes a bully. some people fear them but do you know what mankind does with something he fears ......... He finds a way to get rid of it.

 

Let me not say hurtful things,
Or shameful actions do.
Let my words not sow deceit,
And thus bring shame to You.

Let my words bring only peace,
And my actions too;
That I may walk with head held high,
And only friends accrue;

For there are those who look for faults,
And point out others sin.
Let me build my fellows Lord,
And not be one of them.

Cleanse my heart and cleanse my mind,
Let me not cause doubt.
Keep Your right hand on my shoulder Lord,
And Your left hand over my mouth.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/15/2019 1:28:00 AM
Both your poem and the accompanying notes make much sense, Judy. Words are a gift which need to be used appropriately. I love the end two lines...you have a gift for words;) regards // paul
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/15/2019 11:25:00 AM
Thanks so much Paul. God Bless, JB
Date: 8/5/2019 9:47:00 PM
G'day Judy … I apologize for calling you Jan. They say we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. The poems I've just read of yours give strong and positive advice Judy - thank you once again - Lindsay
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/15/2019 11:32:00 AM
Thank you so much Lindsay. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/18/2019 6:54:00 PM
Even between lovers, the wrong word at the wrong time can be devastating! Aloha! Rico
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/18/2019 10:29:00 PM
So true. Thank you so much Rico. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/18/2019 7:57:00 AM
Good advice, Judy. I appreciated this poem even if I am livid mad at the soup administration.
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/18/2019 3:32:00 PM
Thank you so much Victor. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/18/2019 7:31:00 AM
I enjoyed the peace and serenity of your poem, Judy.
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/18/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 6/18/2019 7:30:00 AM
Oh, this is Fun- the last line is excellent! Well done Judy. Hugs, Jennifer
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Judy Ball
Date: 6/18/2019 7:41:00 AM
Thanks so much Jennifer. God Bless, JB