Thoughtful Silence

THOUGHTFUL SILENCE

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And they cry out ‘fraud!’

And they cry out ‘No!’

And some say ‘stay’

And some say ‘go’

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I don’t know

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How can anyone know – yet?

It’s none of my business anyway

I live far far away

Unprecedented times – so they say

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Character in a man’s life

Well – there’s a rare commodity indeed

And better keeping our mouths shut

Is a truth – to which we must concede

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We don’t know if we say too much

Or if too little keeps us out of touch

With a world gone wrong anyway

Where the truth is trampled in the dust

We all think we have something to say

To contribute to change either way

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Surely a balance – is sought for

Not by many I hasten to add

Extreme left and extreme right

Stuck in the middle – is rather tight

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We have mouths to open

And so we say

Everyone say their piece

Or hold their peace – either way

We an’t get away

From what the scriptures say:

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When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable, But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.

Proverbs 10/19

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