All at once

All at once
by Joel Howard
a poem about slowing down

"Above all else guard your heart, for from it flows all of life"
Proverbs 4:23

"All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter..."
Proverbs 7:22

Slowing down
Slowing down, son
Slowing down your need to run
Keeping up
With Whom you love
Stay in line with God above

For all too quick
All at once
Do foolish ones 
Enter in

In to love
Into hurt
Into pain
Into dirt

Watch out for option A
Whose bliss will drag you out of place
When option B
And C and D
Haven't even said their words!

All at once young men, they rush
All at once, they foolishly push
Choosing death, instead of life
In comes hate, haste and strife

Guard my heart
Lord and my words
Let me slowly 
Slowly preserve
Preserve what's best
Being excellent at the right
Innocent of evil
Staying, be my fight!

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