I love to write and love to speak. But words are hard for me. To communicate and not cause some kind of offence seems impossible, in this world that we live in. They look so simple on a page, so harmless and even inconsequential. But once uttered and given life, they can grow bigger and bolder that any magical beanstalk. Yet, you are expected to say words, in order to be understood, but then using words causes more confusion and misunderstanding than you could have imagined. Say a word like sorry, for example, in and of itself is sincere, but others may see it as a jeer and swear you meant offence when none was intended.

Words make you vulnerable because others attach so much meaning to an offhanded comment. Never say next time to someone who is desperate. For when you say next time, the next fifteen seconds could be that time. and you are not ready.

Words cause too much emotion to get loose and then your goose is cooked! Who said “passion is energy”, never knew how words filled with passion can sap you of yours. To tell the truth, may cause offence and so we lie to cover it up and then we all lose. Forgive me Father for my words, but then you say it again! You sit there being quite good and content, then someone comes to stir you with words: So and so is no good… and bam! we are on the gossip train. Words can lift you up and tear someone else down. You have to be very careful of your words, in this world we are living in.

Words can be your saviour to repel the demons in your life but words can also entangle you and keep you in a prison. So, be careful of your words because they can bring life to the dying.

The Power of the Tongue

The Power of the Tongue

Words thrown carelessly across the front page
cut so deeply
it reaches vital veins.
Puffed up arrogance
can only relate in disdain.
You grow tall or short
depending on the blessing or curse
uttered flippantly
to your face.

Words can hurt
words can kill.

She spews her truth
god complex
her words digs her own grave
her power made impotent
by falsehood uttered in a rage
of hurt and torment.

Words can hurt
words can kill.

I fight the battle uphill
to reach my way to the top
so that I can grab and come back
with the words that will combat those sharp knives
uttered outside the vortex of time.

Words can hurt
words can kill

Sticks and stone
can break your bones
but words
cut much deeper.
They rob your soul
of joy untold
and makes a rich life
so much cheaper.

Words can hurt
words can kill.

Or do they just kill?