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The Ballad Of The Proverbs

Rating: 3.0
So rough the goat will scratch, it cannot sleep.
So often goes the pot to the well that it breaks.
So long you heat iron, it will glow;
so heavily you hammer it, it shatters.
So good is the man as his praise;
so far he will go, and he's forgotten;
so bad he behaves, and he's despised.
So loud you cry Christmas, it comes.

So glib you talk, you end up in contradictions.
So good is your credit as the favors you got.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 19 March 2018
Thanks for the lovely poem shared, Congrats for the POTD.
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Alexander Julian 19 March 2018
The word so almost rings in sound like a bell because there's so much variation to its effect and rhyme I almost feel my senses burning.
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Sanjukta Sahoo 18 March 2018
A ballad of the Proverbs, truly sets you thinking hard. Lovely poem shared. Thanks poet.
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Joshua Adeyemi 18 March 2018
so hurriedly you act that you run into bad luck; so tight you embrace that your catch slips away.
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Susan Williams 18 March 2018
He lived in the 1400's but the message is still relevant today 600+ years later. I thought I might get hung up on archais language or style but the poem flows smoothly from start to finish. If I were allowed to rate the poem, I would give it a ten.
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Oh this is fantastic and so well presented......... and the truth speaks........thanks for sharing
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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 March 2018
Prince, so long as a fool persists, he grows wiser; so, round the world he goes, but return he will, so humbled and beaten back into servility. So loud you cry Christmas, it is here........loved these lines. Beautiful poem shared.
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Richard Provencher 06 July 2017
A wonderful poem - of blessings and memory.
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Susan Williams 18 March 2017
Reminds me of Proverbs in the Bible... for me it is best to read one and muse over it for a day or two than to read so many and their message becomes diluted.
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Tom Allport 18 March 2017
a so so poem of many outcomes and then before you no it? It's Christmas again!
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