Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots

Daily Prompt: Open your nearest book to page 82. Take the third full sentence on the page, and work it into a post somehow.

I opened Tommy Tenney‘s The God Chasers” to page 82, only to find that page 82 was a blank page, so I went to page 83, and the third full sentence said, “I wasn’t laughing when I said it.” Therefore, this is my submission:

I wasn’t laughing when I said it
I thought for sure you’d understand
The girl that you said was unfit
Was desperate for your hand


All she wanted was some kindness
Just to know that someone cared
But you, in your blindness
Condemned her as you glared

O can’t you see how much she longs
To feel your warm embrace
To hear you say that she belongs
As you wipe the tears from her face

I wasn’t laughing when I said it
And now her heart is broken
You crushed it and you tossed it
With the cruel words that you’ve spoken

© 2012
Cheryl A. Showers

So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is full of wickedness that can ruin your whole life. It can turn the entire course of your life into a blazing flame of destruction, for it is set on fire by hell itself. People can tame all kinds of animals and birds and reptiles and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it breaks out into curses against those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! (James 3:5-10 NLT)

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