Beware The Written Word

Beware the written word,

When choosing right from wrong.

Words are human expressions,

As the lyrics of a song.

Even this poem,

Merely my personal thoughts.

Reflect beyond such words,

When choosing not from ought.

Written words may be a guide,

Yet interpretations deceive.

Be selective what you read,

Even more so what you believe.

For laws and regulations,

Verses and scriptural citations.

May be the utility of the deceitful,

To confuse church and nation.

I would hope the Christian’s life,

Bible values would exceed.

For sensitivity to suffering,

Is a noble quality indeed.

Even a lawyer’s written decision,

Was our past President’s alibi.

When torture and human suffering,

He sought to justify.

Beyond Book, Chapter, and Verse,

Beyond Code and Ordinance.

The worth while guide to right,

Compassion and kindness,

Noble qualities of humanity.

Felt and experienced,

A sure guide for you and me.

Beware the written word,

When choosing right from wrong.

The standard and the guide,

Was within you all along.

Dave Henderson

Denison, Texas

daveylee1961@gmail.com

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