What are your credentials? Do your life experiences to others suffice?
I Corinthians 9-the apostle Paul saw and spoke to the risen Christ.
I listen to John McCain and think of his dark days as a prisoner of war,
I'm sure he wondered many times what all his suffering was for.
Has your life been a cakewalk? Were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth?
Has a flood or tornado found you or perhaps a business reversal or drought?
When you know that you know because you have walked that path,
You can check and counter others' arguments, though they too, have experiences of wrath.
Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another--Proverbs 27:17
Your experience gives you confidence even though your opponent looks mean,
Credentials make other's advice much more persuasive,
Credentials make you write down some men's thoughts, while others-erasive!
Who listens to you and why would that be so?
Are you a musician, speaker, author, master of tic-tac-toe?
Next time, find someone who impresses you and ask yourself why,
You'll find the time spent with them never drags, indeed seems to fly.
Dave Hale Ottawa, Ks 6/7/12 hale-agency.com
Dave likes to put together words to make poems. Sometimes the rhythms are great and sometimes they are a stretch. Either way they will make you think, make you laugh, make you wonder what's going on with Dave. :)