Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Fill in the Blank by Diana Flegal
Hickory, dickory, dock/ the mouse ___ __ ___ _____.
1901 Mother Goose rhyme
I think that I should never see
a poem as ____ __ __ ____.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
against the sweet earth's flowing breast.
My Dad could still recite this poem by Joyce Kilmer in it's entirety until his death at age 84. And because of that I can- almost.
The Lord is my ________, I shall _____ _____. He leadeth me _____ _____ ______/ He restoreth ____ ____. Yeah though I walk through the ______ __ _____, I will fear no evil/ for though are _____ _____.
How many times have the words of David's 23rd Psalm comforted you while laying in the dark?
Old Lady, who?
I didn't know that you could yodel!
Police stop telling these knock knock jokes!
Alright, so some words we wish we could forget. But as writers, we all need to think about the possibility of our words lasting a very long time. Especially now with digital magazines and books. What might have been tossed out to save space for the really valuable stuff, can now be placed in a virtual file.
Proverbs 25:11 tells us: Like apples of gold in settings of silver, Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Philippians 1:9-11: And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Things that are excellent.
Some of you might say; "Frankly darling, I don't give a __________ ", but you should. We need to. Like the words here:
"O Captain! my Captain, our fearful trip is done / the ship has weather’d every rack, ___ _____ we sought is won."
The words of Walt Whitman re-immortalized by Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poet's Society, and all over the world this past week after Robin's untimely and tragic death, remind us that our days are numbered.
Choose your words wisely, for one day you might have to _____ ______.
Tweetable: If you question the value and longevity of our words, see if you can fill in the blank on a few of these.