NENGOVHELA MURENDENI

(08-01-199 / LIMPOPO (VENDA\THOHOYANDOU/MARAXWE))

THE WISE MAN AND A FOOL MAN


A man having separated himself seeks his own desire,
And rages against all sound wisdom
A fool has no delight in understanding,
But that his heart may express itself
When the wicked comes,
Then also comes contempt,
And with dishonor comes reproach
The words of man mouth are like deep waters,
And the wellspring of wisdom like a flowing brook
It is not good to be partial to the wicked,
Or to over throw the righteous in judgment
A fool lips enter into contention,
And his mouth calls for blows
A fools mouth is his destruction,
And his lips are the snare of his soul
The words of a snail talebearer are like tasty morsels,
And they go down into the innermost part of the body.

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009

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  • Catrina Heart (8/6/2009 11:01:00 AM)

    WOW! ! ! Impressing piece...so much power and with some depth...I was just wondering why there was such a great difference in your poem about beauty. Here perfectness of crafting soars high in value while the other sinks to the errors of typos and grammar...sorry to tell i just observed the difference this craft was done professionally while the other was done by a neo. (Report) Reply

  • Innocent Seilane (5/26/2009 5:02:00 AM)

    Damn this is a very powerfull poem..poetic technique, inner message of the poem and very sentimental i like this poem it delivers a good sense of meaning and reason to life......if only i could give you 100 (Report) Reply

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