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by gabemay

The following is a piece of writing submitted by gabemay on March 18, 2012


Like a pendulum that swings to and fro is two stubborn fools arguing their points, for there is no end to their bickering.

Like a fruits skin peel is a mothers love for her child, for she stands between danger and the beloved she protects.

Like thunder without rain is a man who declares this and that yet lies all the same.

Like a hatch-ling that falls from its nest is a child who runs away from home.

Like a snake that paralyzes its prey with his eyes is a friend that encourages his peer to sin.

Like a blind man with no cane is a fool who declares himself wise, for attempts a feat that cannot be done without help.

Like the tree that bears much fruit and is constantly attended to is a leader with many council, for wisdom is found in the seat of advisers.

Like a dead plant that is revived in the spring is a fool who admits his folly.

Like a wild fire in the wild is a greedy man, for no matter how much he consumes, nothing will satisfy him.

Like a flower that blooms in the spring is a man who worships his body, for the flower will surely wilt in the winter as the man in his old days.

Like a swarm of locusts is an addict, for he destroys every good thing that crosses his path.

Like the sun in the morning is a man who renounces his sin, for the light has finally shone through.

The following is a piece of writing submitted by gabemay on March 20, 2012

Proverbs II

Like a traveler with no map is a fool who attempts to give advice.

As the bird that migrates to the south through sheer instinct, is the faith of a wise man.

Like stale pastries is the advice of a fool, for though it may appear appealing, it is no good.

Words from a wise man to a listening ear is like a downpour of rain in a drought-stricken land, for much life will spring forth afterwards.

A gathering of fools is worse than a band of thieves, for at least thieves are aware of the repercussions their actions might cause.

The treasures of the richest billionaire in the world cannot compare to the worth of being in the midst of wise advisers.

As a moth is drawn to a flame, so is a fool who is drawn to his folly.

A wise man knows when he sins, but a fool knows no difference.

Woe to the man who crosses paths with a fool, for it would be better to to dine with his enemies than to dine with him.

Like a buried treasure uncovered is a person who allies himself with a wise man.

Worse is it to call a fool a friend you trust, than to stay with a husband who abuses you.

A wise friend is more precious than a diamond in the rough, for diamonds can only buy you so much, while the the rare alliance with a wise man is priceless.

The following is a piece of writing submitted by gabemay on March 21, 2012

Proverbs III

Like the pull of a magnet is the friendship of a true friend, for no matter what they endure, in the end they will be drawn to each other.

Much like meth is what a bad friend can be, for he may seem well and pleasing at first, but will you leave high and dry in the end.

Like the dam that takes on each crashing wave upon wave, is a friend who who is loyal to one, even when treated unfairly.

Like the noises in the jungle that scare off the wild birds, are your mishaps that turn an unforgiving friend forever against you.

Better is it to loose all your inheritance and riches in the world, than to loose a friend in whom you can entrust anything in the world to.

Like the bright morning rays of sunshine after the darkest night, is the day that a man disowns a companion in sin.

Like a consuming fire is the trust of a true friend, tell him what you may, your secrets burn up in secrecy to never be revealed elsewhere.

Only a fool trusts a friend who invites one to sin, for his secrets will be proclaimed from every mountain and rooftop.

Worse is it for one to confront a man who defends his best friend, than to feel the wrath of a lioness protecting her young.

Much like the way a cockroach will flee when the lights turn on, is a foul friend who runs away when the time to fight comes.

Woe to the man who can make no true friends, for better would it be for his life to end.

Better is it for one to make peace with his enemies, than to dine with companions in sin he calls friends.

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