The Wisdom of Silence

Be one who sits and smiles,
Who nods to give consent
While others loudly crow
And boastfully invent
You've learned a golden truth
Which silence can convey:
"With grace mete out your words,
Then bite your tongue and pray."
Mentally lightheaded;
The one who doesn't know
You'll be misunderstood
"He's simple" or "she's slow!"
It's best be thought a dunce,
Than open up your lips
The mutterings of fools
Will lead to careless slips
The one who sits with patience
May be the brightest guy
Don't judge the quiet as shallow:
There's more than meets the eye
Some will talk and chatter
Just smile with stoic face
Consistently make silence
Your attribute of grace
by David C Rogers

This poem is about: 
My family
My community


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