Emotions Expressed


Tune: University College

('Oft in danger, oft in woe')

Proverbs 27 v,1-6


Boast not self of tomorrow

What it shall bring, you not know

Let another praise you, so

Selfish arrogance not show


A stone is heavy, and sand

It be weighty in one's hand

But a fool's wrath heavier

It be than both, it is sure


Wrath is cruel, and anger is

Outrageous, as torrent, this

Be true, but who able to

Stand before envy, can you?


Open rebuke better than

Secret love shown between men* (*mankind)

Faithful the words of a friend

They who support to the end

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 19th, 2023 01:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in A help I find, if 'drying up', is to try 'shorties' - poems not too long. I've picked out a few more verses from Proverbs here (Old Testament).
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 12


  • orchidee

    Ahh, another of my wedding hymns to KP - the woe certainly, maybe danger too! lol.

  • BlessedbyGod

    Great piece Steven!!

    • orchidee

      Thanks B. We must watch out, you know!

    • Bobby O

      The power of envy as suggested in the 5th commandment.

      • orchidee

        Thanks B.

        • Bobby O


        • LIZ

          I rebuke wrath! Very nice piece!!! Where you you been Steven?

          • orchidee

            Thanks L. I had a mad interlude of pork pies. lol.

            • LIZ

              Lol 😆😆 good to have you back!!!!

            • 2 more comments

            • Teddy.15

              Here is some emotion for you 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 💖

              • orchidee

                Ooh thanks Teddy. lol.

              • Neville

                it is never a good idea to hide your true emotions .. it can cause so much trauma to the self and to others who may otherwise struggle to read you .. Neville

                • orchidee

                  Thanks N. I can never tell KP's emotions by her face. It's full of botox! lol.

                • Maxine Smith

                  I find it far too easy hiding my emotions.

                  Here though, can release it all.

                  And why not when we have your wonderful singing to get you going 😂

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks M. Aww, why they show emotions of weeping (in agony) when I sing/screech?! lol.

                    • Maxine Smith


                    • sorenbarrett

                      Wrath never helped me just got me into a lot of trouble. Try to think that others just do the best they can with what they have to work with (which is not much at times) Pity for others works better for me.

                      • orchidee

                        Thanks SB. I suppose there's different things that niggle all of us. Some - not ALL - greedy churches is one of my niggles.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Good one Orchi.


                        • orchidee

                          Thanks Gold.

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