Words can create magnificent skyscrapers
Words can wipe out an entire tribe
Words can change a confused nation’s mind
Words can burn bridges and instigate bloody wars
Words can inspire and incite a revolution
If Words contain that much immense power
what makes you possibly think
and so many other similar Words
do not contain any power?
These Words contain a power of their own
power that is corrosive and destructive
to an unseasoned, unprotected soul
who is struggling to find love & acceptance
who is struggling to find validation
who is struggling to find a reason to live.
Even if these Words are playfully disguised as jokes
Words cannot be hidden nor diminished
their power cannot be underestimated.
So tread lightly.
Speak with care.
You may never know
that your Words will bring darkness
to a confused soul’s flickering light.