A TALE NOT TO BE HEARD OR TOLD

Don’t give your ear
To hear a tale,
Especially one
That concerns you not.
For many have heard
Tales not meant for them,
And it spelt them doom;
While others heard
Tales that was told them,
And they deemed it fit
To tell another
And it broke a bond.
A man’s ear is quick,
And his tongue is even quicker
To want to tell a story,
So be careful
Of what you hear,
Filter your thoughts;
Guard your heart,
Muzzle your mouth;
Lest you be a talebearer
And be left with no reputation

© Chukwudi Isaac

Rage

Why does man’s soul rage?
Like a wild beast in a cage.
We seek to want to be right,
In much; even at slight.
But why does man’s soul rage?
From the rebuke of a sage,
To the act of a fool;
At such and more, we lose our cool
Even without these, man’s soul do rage
For at our own folly, we sometimes cringe
And at others’ vexation, tempers flare
That may leave us and others scared.
Therefore O man, before your soul rage,
Weigh your response first on a gauge
For it is fitting to take charge of your temper,
Than having a city conquered.

© Chukwudi Isaac