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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)
TITLE: Lethal Return
By Holly Westefeld
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I entertain injustice in my mind;
Your thoughtless deed a thorn that pricks my pride.
A tiny trickle oozes from the wound,
And seeps inside, a seedling in my heart.
A bitter root I harbor in my heart;
Your act of cruelty, a gouging knife.
An angry geyser bursts and overflows,
And nourishes the oak, to form by will.
I calculate revenge with cunning will;
Precision tools of hatred hone the wood.
A glacier numbs my conscience; loathing blinds.
My razor-edged reprisal rests in hand.
I weigh the wooden weapon in my hand;
Your just and deadly punishment I wield.
It slips, and slices skin, my eyes grow wide.
I dare not e'er release the boomerang.
""In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. ... And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Eph. 4:26-7, 30-2 NIV
"but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death." James 1:14-5 NIV
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