Proverbs eleven twenty-nine
Adopt me to be thine
Thy God-breathed soul speaks to mine
And as a maturing man to me thou shine
This citation, Tis a revelation, Tis a caution
Tis an exhortation to this generation
You describe a tragedy affecting this reality
A part of the Trojan horse of my society

First of all, this is not an exposition of it
I am not doing an exegetical study of it
Just expressing my appreciation of it
By birthright and name, it speaks of me
If you are a son of Adam it speaks of we
The born again will know its implication
Thus seek God for its sound application
And for dead-walking men on this earth
It is a clue of your inheritance unto dirt
Thus seek God for its sound application!

Now that I have given you the desire
Go read the verse, the chapter, the book
In the hope to be taken higher

-Benny Kiza

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  1. You piqued my curiosity, as I didn’t recognize the reference. After reading it my curiosity was piqued again about what inspired your poem, but that is your affair. I liked the lines: The born again will know its implication
    Thus seek God for its sound application

    🙂

    1. I was working at night when I wrote that and the line “whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind” reminded me of the father wounds that many of our clients have. That inspired me to write this fairly vague poem, while clarifying that it wasn’t a direct exegesis of the verse itself.

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