Hurt Someone Today
I didn't think to bite my
my anger blocked the way.
Forgive me please, dear Lord,
I hurt someone today.
I didn't mean to spout the words
that caused a tear to fall,
and if I could, you know, dear
those words I would recall.
How oft it seems I fail to count
the numbers up to ten,
and every time I speak in haste
I hurt someone again.
How well I know when anger
the heart can better see
that what at first aroused such
was mere frivolity.
Please put a bridle on my tongue
till anger goes away;
then thoughtless words won't
spew from me
and hurt someone today.
Copyright © 1999 Ruth Gillis
First published in the July 1999
The Inspirational Poet
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