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Walking Softly


In these times of seething turmoil,

Danger, hidden beneath the calm.

There lies a suit of armor, waiting,

Worn in victory, as in every Psalm.

Who will suit themselves in power,

A decision not made by words alone.

Acts count more in times of battle,

Despite the soft steps words condone.

The wise choose patience as their motto,

Never a rash move will they to make.

As a chess game, thoughts beforehand,

Spur on smart choices to undertake.

At the end of the day and every skirmish,

Bruises are healed, all wounds repaired.

Knights and castles of each altercation,

Casualties saved and brave lives spared.

The kingdom saved and its people glad,

Because of forethought to be had.

A better way to handle some problems,

Than displays of anger, a loss so sad.


© 2018 whonunuwho


whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 07, 2018:

Thank you for your nice review, my friend. Blessings. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 07, 2018:

Not one word wasted here. Every line carries the message. My favorite: "Acts count more in times of battle, Despite the soft steps words condone." Good job!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 06, 2018:

Nicely written and love the photos.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 04, 2018:

Thank you much, my friend. Many blessings. whonu

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 03, 2018:

This is an interesting poem that contains some good advice. I love the way in which you've shared the advice.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 02, 2018:

Thanks Eric. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 02, 2018:

Really good. A good poem to remember and apply.

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