Words are power

Letters put together
Contain much
Power

You can help
and
lift one up
with just one
word

You can hurt
and
bring one down
with just one
word

Imagine that power
you have over another
especially those close to you
who bare their hearts to you

Immense. Intense.
Feel the gravity
of every word’s
meaning

Why say what you don’t mean?
Why mean what you don’t say?

Mean what you say.
Say what you mean.

Be careful using your words
Let your words be a knife
You can use them
to cut one’s bonds
and set them free
You can use them
to cut one’s flesh
and cause them pain

Tread lightly
with your tongue and pen
Like stepping
on very thin
ice

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