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Listen then Think, Before You Talk

By Walt Perryman

At times I open my mouth and words come out,
When I have no idea what I am talking about.

‘Thought’ is something my words sometimes Lack,
Once they go past my lips, I cannot get them back.

I am going to try to start ‘thinking’ before I speak,
Even if each of my conversations last for a week.

While I am talking, I have never learned a thing,
It is when I am quiet that I’ve learned something

. I will try to not talk before ‘thinking’ anymore,
This could well be what God made silence for!

©2/12/2024 Walt Perryman

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