Wisdom in Friendship
If you wish to be my friend expect me not to lend
my ears to negativity, of that I've made an end.
If you choose life and refrain from strife
we have some common ground.
But I will not engage in endless words
that make me wear a frown.
So if you have a good report
of how God is good to you
I have something to respond to
and it will keep you from feeling blue.
The words we speak are important
so let us be wise when we choose.
They make our friendship without relent
and that is kindness meant.
For if I hear all those sad reports
how can I lift you up?
Each time you give them you're getting deeper
I would not truly be a friend.
So let's share things that lift us up
it's written in His Word.
This way our conversations
can be some of the best we've heard.
Janet Vargas © Oct 2013