Just Words?

Written by: Wilfredo Derequito

Words have a way of wounding,   
piercing deep into the soul,
harsher than physical pain
within their imprints leaving.

Like cancer cells invasive
they strain relationships,
treacherously ending them
that no remorse can repair.   

Often leaving ugly scars
that time itself cannot heal,
there is no taking them back
once cast, finding their mark.

Be careful of what you say
before opening your mouth
for even remarks not meant
could actually hurt the most.