Friday, 6 September 2013

the Power of Words


Our words define us
separate or connect us
they can trip us up
or help us fly

words can deceive
or make us believe that
anything is possible
or nothing is

they can fill us with love
or empty us
make us laugh or cry

we can wear our words
with pride

or disappear inside them
the perfect place to hide

who decided words
could never harm us
?

I’d rather break my bones
with sticks and stones …


than feel the loneliness
of thoughtless, hurtful words

bones can be healed

but a broken heart
may never be mended


 Mandy  Edwards © 2013