Speak with kindness

autumn

Words can hurt, words can heal.
Once spoken, cannot be erased.
In anger, words a sharp knife.
Speak with kindness, be kind.

The tongue is quick, guard it.
Razor sharp, it slices with pain.
Faster than the mind, bite it.
Start counting, take time to think.

Anger clouds and muddles thoughts.
Lashing out harsh words is instinct.
Seeing red, blood pounding.
When hurt the reaction is to hurt.

Don’t be fast to lash out.
Only regret awaits with hate.
Consciously bite back words of hurt.
Stop the tongue from speaking hate.

If harsh words hurt, use kind ones.
Kind words from a mouth is precious.
A double edged sword brings hurt.
But a soft spoken voice heals.

By C.E. Pereira
(2-2-2015)

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4 thoughts on “Speak with kindness”

  1. I love this poem…I have only a few times in my life said something that cut another’s heart. I can still remember how bad I felt the instant the words crossed my lips into the airwaves…never to be retracted. I pray for the wisdom to keep nasty words of such buried deep. ❤

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