Words

 

They had a dream

What words did you speak?

They had troubles

What words did you offer?

They had some hopes

What words were said?

While words themselves

have no sharp edges,

They can lift

They can put down

They can build

They can tear apart

They can support

They can mock

They can counsel

They can judge.

What we do with our words

is of our own choosing

We can join

We can divide

We can encourage

or discourage

We can support

or we can deter!

Our determination of the words to choose

can do so many things!

this is a reprint of a Scribbles & Bits challenge solution 

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Comments (18)

  1. cjb321

    Very well said!

    April 18, 2016
    1. SEC

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  2. BostonBill

    Very nice!!!

    April 18, 2016
    1. SEC

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  3. wirelessguru1

    Regardless, actions are always more powerful than any words.

    April 18, 2016
    1. SEC

      in all things actions confirm the truth of the words

      April 18, 2016
      1. wirelessguru1

        Well, many (most) are impotent to execute the words.

        April 18, 2016
        1. SEC

          that is because they allow their mouth to exceed their abilities

          April 18, 2016
          1. wirelessguru1

            Very much so…

            April 18, 2016
  4. belladora

    I know the danger of words. Sometimes, I just rant out of frustration. Usually regret it but it’s me.

    April 18, 2016
    1. SEC

      you ain’t alone there.

      April 19, 2016
      1. belladora

        Thank you for saying that. I know I am a bit prone to ranting but it is me

        April 19, 2016
  5. ThisandThat

    My favorite phrase/quote/witticism regarding words:

    Watch your thoughts, they become words
    Watch your words, they become actions
    Watch your actions, they become habits
    Watch your habits, they become your character
    Watch your character, it becomes your destiny

    As always, thanks for sharing.

    April 19, 2016
    1. SEC

      Interesting quote, do you know the source?

      April 19, 2016
      1. ThisandThat

        Wish I did, so credit could be given. It was posted in my children’s high school with all being required to pass by it daily. I love it and have referenced it frequently.

        April 19, 2016
        1. SEC

          ah okay was curious

          April 19, 2016
          1. ThisandThat

            quick google

            http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts/

            April 19, 2016
    2. wirelessguru1

      Watch your destiny, it becomes your home.

      April 19, 2016