Double Edged

Double Edged

For each of us, our pasts are cast
in deeds that bore and flabbergast.
For every act that’s less than vicious,
there is one that’s more pernicious.
Scratchy flannel and itchy wool
are soothed by velvet’s softer pull.
Thus is the hurtful mindless quip
falling from a loved one’s lip
soothed over in our smarting mind
by words more loving and more kind.
Thus do we dig before we plant,
boldly declare and then recant.
Acts alternate from joy to strife
to build an ordinary life.

Prompt words today are wool, quip, pernicious, flabbergast and velvet. Image by Tingey Injury Law on Unsplash

7 thoughts on “Double Edged

  1. Marion Couvillion

    So well said, Thanks, but my sword may need a little sharpening or plunged into stone as most decisions have been made, both good and bad~!.

    I have been traveling and have many pictures to prove it. Great getaway with Tami and a good friend to enjoy it with.

    SAM

    On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 8:28 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: “Double Edged For each of us, our pasts are cast in > deeds that bore and flabbergast. For every act that’s less than vicious, > there is one that’s more pernicious. Scratchy flannel and itchy wool are > soothed by velvet’s softer pull. Thus is the hurtfu” >

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