6-27-14 On Assumptions (a Sonnet)


If someone who you think has got it wrong

Begins to speak about a subject dear,

Your mind is thinking of an answer long

Before the words that come from his lips clear.

Would you want someone judging what you say

Before you have a chance to speak your mind?

Yet often you assume you know the way

And those who think so diff’rent must be blind.

You are a fool if you refuse to hear

What others say because you know you’re right;

The Lord may plant the Truth in those you sneer

And you will miss a chance to see the Light.

So listen carefully, you might just learn,

And let the Spirit lead when it’s your turn.


“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it,

it is folly and shame unto him.”

Proverbs 18:13 KJV


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