Knowing When to Quit

What can long-winded preachers learn from filibustering senators?

A senator waxed on and on
about green eggs and ham
while protesting Obama care
might bankrupt Uncle Sam.

He rambled on into the night
for twenty-two long hours.
It was an ego trip of sorts
that made him feel empowered.

On Cruze control, the senator
refused to brake or slow.
Full speed ahead, his motor mouth
provided quite a show.

Too often preachers follow suit
and filibuster long.
They love the sound of their own voice
and just go on and on.

But in the process they ignore
the needs of those they serve.
A shorter message with a punch
is what their flocks deserve.