The Word (1)


Spoken in haste

A word out of turn

Can wound to the core

A word in time

Can become a balm

When feelings are raw.


In times of despair

A word can calm

The hurt and ire.

In a moment of love

A word can lift the heart

With joy filled fire.


When wrath is high

A word as a curse

Brings only war.

To bring about peace

A word of sorrow

Can open a door.


Speak from the heart

With words

Well thought out before

Lest what you utter

Comes back

To haunt you ever more.