Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sum of the Soul

Sum of the Soul

Add every breath that you have taken
Subtract from that every angry exhalation
Include every opening of each eye lid
Lessen the count for every wrong the careful vision hid
Combine all the times you gave a friendly smile
Take away the moments happiness turned to jealous vile
Total all the words that spewed forward from your mouth
Deduct all thoughts whose relevance cowardly travelled south
Tally all the sounds that jolly brought to each awaiting ear
Take off the times the noise turned bravery into frightened fear
Count the times you have prayed to the Lord above
Take from that the times you have shown the devil love.

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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