sweetness to the soul

August 24, 2009


There is something sweet

A gift to all who will ask

It is called wisdom


It is sweetness to the soul

It connects knowledge with life

It gives timing and rhythm

To relationships


Another word for wisdom

Is “insight” into your soul

Understanding is the key

Respect for yourself


I cannot give to others

What I do not have in me

I will seek to gain knowledge

How to live in peace


When I look to other

To find that peace and resting

I find it always eludes

They are just like me


Each looking to get

Something they do not have

Looking for the other one

To give them that love

Both discover emptiness

Disillusioned and hurting


You do have a gift

A treasure that’s within you

Rise up and seek it


You must take courage

Find the fire that’s within you

Do not make friends with your pain

You decide to live

Be responsible for you

And give with no strings attached


You are bigger than your pain

It’s a mystery I know

I lived in desperation

Found peace in the pain


I have learned that honesty

With myself and all others

Gives a transparency and

Good conversation 

written August 24, 2009 

These reflections came out of my response to ancient Proverbs 24Over the  years, I have found myself in “conversation” with King Solomon, the author of the book of Proverbs.


“Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; and your hope will not be cut off.”


“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.”


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