TITLE: Lessons Learned From Proverbs One 9-10-15
By Janice Wappel
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Listen, my son, to your father's instruction
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
Proverbs 1:8 NIV
My mother begged me not to go
out into the starry night.
My father tried to give wise, fatherly advice.
But,teenage pride was ready for the fight.
My foolish childhood friends,
were waiting round the bend
to show me all the fun
my papa tried to keep me from.
So,leaving wisdom in the gutter,
and discretion far behind,
I headed down the winding road
my simple friends, not far behind.
Not once did I look back,
I had no reason to-
enticement of the plunder,
was louder than the thunder.
We ambushed Mrs. Brown,
and left her bleeding on the ground.
We stole her shiny silver car,
and put the pedal down.
Sailing down the smooth highway,
we laughed out-loud and waved goodbye.
With disaster waiting just ahead,
we shifted gears, and left our fears.
We did not see the curve ahead.
We did not see the flashing lights.
Ignoring all the wise advice,
we rolled the car just like dice.
Old wisdom did come knocking,
but we did not hear her voice
until the lovely silver car
lay shattered like a broken jar.
Our jail cell reeks of urine,
my friends no longer cheering.
Oh, how I wish I had not locked
my wisdom in a crumbled silver box!
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