Think Before We Speak

Before we speak we should think of what and how we are responding or reacting. J.J. Thorne's poem, Think Before We Speak, gives us words to reflect upon and hopefully will encourage us to be mindful of what we are saying.



Think Before We Speak
Poet: J.J. Thorne


We often do not think in time,
Our words are cold and bleak;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

Thought is care, care is thought,
Both combined is wisdom's cheek;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

Do not allow a blissful tongue,
Imprudent words to leak;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

Passion rudely attempts the tongue,
But wisdom prevails and makes it meek;
Think twice with caieful -.bought,
Before we haste to speak.

We all are indebted by gratitude,
From the briny wave to the mountain peak;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

We should with prudence lay the plan,
The best moral elements to seek;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

Love forgives and felicitates,
Envy abuse slander and sneak;
Think twice with careful thought,
Before we haste to speak.

Lies spoil and defiles Perfection,
They signify love and wisdom weak;
Think twice with careful thought.
Before we haste to speak.

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