I Walked A Mile

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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Growing Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

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Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

This weekend the challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 98 words.

Let Us Speak Life

Proverbs 18:21

Let our tongues not twaddle
the words that cut into another’s soul
nor encourage the world’s narcissism

Let our tongues not twaddle
seeds of negativity that cradle
the power to diminish hope’s gold

Let our tongues not twaddle
the attitudes of hate and discrimination
or the rape of defamation

But Do…

Let us speak
the power of love
into another’s heart

Let us speak
the words that
build another’s worth

Let us speak
faith to overcome
the fools that do twaddle…

For the tongue has the power
of life and death
let us always strive
to speak life!

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