Beware the words of the dead
When you read them carved in stone
When you read them lined with quotes
When they are spoken from the mouths of keynotes

Beware the wisdom of the learned
When they gather knowledge to store
When they only see the complex
While the simple, they ignore

Death comes to the foolish
As well as to the wise
Wisdom comes from God alone
Intellect from worldly eyes

Call on the Lord before you repeat
And ask for what He has to say
Look for wisdom from above
Pass it on with His love

March 15
Copyright 2006, Michael Paul