Cloudburst Poetry: The Thought, But Not the Thing

There’s always the temptation to think that we can dabble in sin but not pay for the consequences.

Flirty eyesWhether it’s flirting or drinking or gambling, the idea is we can do a little without getting hurt much. A little bit of bad language in the film, an outfit more daring than Christian, there’s no risk in risqué, only in overt actions.

And that’s the path by which we give away the heart.

Back to Proverbs 4:23: “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.” Or as the CEV captures it so well, “Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life.”

The poem was written some weeks ago, I failed to note the time and place. I’d hope its sentiments are timeless and applicable to every location.

If you stumbled here from serendipitous wanderings, this page explains ideas and inspirations behind Cloudburst poems, which are sent only through the email list and not published anywhere, but destined for print publication. To get on the list, hit here.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?