A wise son makes his father glad,
A foolish one hates his mother;
Making the family feel sad,
While he despises his brother.
Folly is joy without much sense,
Since it will void any wisdom;
Insults others at their expense,
Costing someone else their freedom.
Without advice plans will go wrong,
Makes tragedy grow like a weed;
As the agony will prolong,
But with advisers will succeed.
A man is delighted to hear,
An answer coming from his lips;
And is willing to bend his ear,
For advice listening to tips.
The path of life for wise people,
Will lead upward into Heaven;
As a believer of the Gospel,
And salvation that is given.
The Lord will demolish the house,
Of someone arrogant and rude;
And cause suffering for his spouse,
For having a poor attitude.
The thoughts of an evil person,
Are very loathsome to the Lord;
As it could possibly worsen,
If letting it go and ignored.
Whoever is greedy for gain,
Brings trouble to his family;
For the agony felt from pain,
With possible fatality.
Righteous hearts carefully construe,
To consider how to answer;
To what they are certain is true,
With detail as an enhancer.
Fear of the Lord is discipline,
That leads to knowledge and wisdom;
Anything else will just cause sin,
Blocking their way to His kingdom.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer