Walking Softly

Updated on August 9, 2018

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.


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    © 2018 whonunuwho

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      • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

        whonunuwho 

        10 months ago from United States

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

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        Dora Weithers 

        10 months ago from The Caribbean

        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!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Nicely written and love the photos.

      • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

        whonunuwho 

        10 months ago from United States

        Thank you much, my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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        Linda Crampton 

        10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

      • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

        whonunuwho 

        10 months ago from United States

        Thanks Eric. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

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        Eric Dierker 

        10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Really good. A good poem to remember and apply.

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