PAD Challenge 25: For today's prompt, write a thought poem.
'Everything we do/become begins with what we think,
and which thoughts we entertain! we do not fall prey to
a passing thought, but the one which we indulge'
our father would caution us, as teens.
'We all have terrible things that enter the mind but as the old
Just because a bird flies over our heads
doesn't mean we need to allow it to build a nest'
So many thought-guests drop by!
We need to be careful to whom we offer a chair!
We become what we feed thought...
Such a huge buffet!
Something like this is nice for
One life to live;
A gift to give
Our uttermost attention to
Where thought gives birth
To waste or worth
Of everything we say and do
In boundless veins
Guests of both honor and deceit
(no matter who)
Soon bursts through gates of mouth-hands-feet
This control tow’r
Of holy pow’r
All other boasts of might exceeds
Therefore, we ought
To give much thought
To what we think and where it leads
© Janet Martin
Whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable —
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy —
think about such things.