Proverbs in 365 Devotions

May 26

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

"Two Wells"

Robin Aylor

There once were two wells flowing out waters.
To nourish the souls of sons and daughters.
One was alive, purified,The other looked clean, to the naked eye.
But toxins like arsenic, venom and bane,
Longed to flow through the children’s veins.
Covered in Aspartame and Formaldehyde sweet,
In hopes that the people would drink and eat.
Lurking and hiding the poison it carried,
Knowing partakers would soon be buried.

Both wells cried out “I satisfy!”.
But one shared the truth, the other a lie.
I thought, how shall one know, which to partake?
Then I looked all about, upon the landscape.

Around one fountain, vegetation was dead.
The people were crying, I heard what they said.
Woe to us! They yelled out in pride.
The waters they drank made them bitter inside.
It had rotted their eyes and made them blind.
It closed up their ears and hardened their mind.
It changed how they think, it made their life stink.
Yet their greatest desire was to take another drink.

From the other fountain, Oh yes! I was sure.
Sprung the water of life, unpolluted and pure.
The grass was green, the flowers in bloom.
The people were singing a joyous tune.
They loved one another, all could see.
That the water of life flowed abundant and free.

They carried that life wherever they'd go.
The water they drank was the word that was spoke.
They spoke in the deserts, the valley and plains.
Knowing Gods living Word, never waters in vain.