Hurtful Words

Written by: Kim Merryman

Hurtful words are like a brand,
They sear the heart, they leave a scar.
Words of anger, words of hate,
Like poisoned darts they hit their mark.

Instilling doubts of worth and self,
Destroying confidence and peace,
Words can cut deeper than a blade,
Causing fragile friendships surcease.

Words can hurt but also heal.
Helpful, caring words can bring to life,
Forgiveness and reconciliation.
Words of hope trump words of strife.

Let us use our words for good,
To build one up and not tear down,
To create a lovely work of art,
That brings a smile and not a frown.


Proverbs 12:18  "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue
                         of the wise brings healing."
Proverbs 16:24  "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul
                        and healing to the bones."