When Words Are Weaponized
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Words are double-edged swords
On one hand, they're used to teach and inspire
They're used to express love, to charm,
to communicate wants and needs effectively
Words are golden; emotionally soothing...
when draped with silken tenderness;
treated with care like fragile glass
On the other hand, when they're weaponized;
thrusted like an apee to impale a thin skin,
wielded like a machete to cut someone down...
they can inflict unhealing wounds!
Just like a bullet can't be sucked back into...
the chamber after the trigger is pulled,
deeply hurtful invectives can't be unsaid
The damage done won't be completely repaired,
no matter how sincere an apology.
So when passions are inflamed, it's important
to pause, take a deep breath, and let our anger
dissipate before we say something we regret.
Date written: 10/28/2019
Copyright © Edward Ibeh | Year Posted 2019