I said to myself, “I will watch what I do
And not sin in what I say
I will curb my tongue
when the ungodly are around me.”
But as I stood there in silence–not even speaking good things–
the turmoil within me grew to the bursting point.
My thoughts grew hot within me
and began to burn,
igniting a fire of words.
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered
and that my life is fleeing away.
My life is no longer than the width of my hand.
An entire lifetime is just a moment to You;
human existence is but a breath.”