Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wrath Cruel and Anger’s Torrent

Seven Deadly Sins by Rox Steady

Photo by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nolarisingproject/4896818666/

Wrath Cruel and Anger’s Torrent

(Proverbs 27:3-6)

The wounds run deep

With despair and deceit

Rebuke and correction

Slow to arise

Under the weight of deception

When the room was entered

The greeting was a kiss

Where relationships splintered

Under sandbags and rock

And all that was amiss

“Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent!”

Is what is said and done really meant?

“Who will stand before jealousy?”

When eyes are blind and there are none who see

Then, an open rebuke

Love is revealed

Illuminating all that is concealed

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend!”

They reassemble and start to mend

The fool’s wrath destruction

Where this all begins

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

Proverbs 27:3-6

“A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them. Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy? Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

The New King James Version. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1982, S. Pr 27:3-6