A Poem About Words
There once was a man, a writer.
He spent hours in his room.
From the outside one would hear
the pounding of the typewriter keys
mixed with pacing footsteps.
The rhythmic pattern was so consistant,
one could see the writer's devoted concentration
through the wooden door.
Like a movie montage, the hours on the clock rushed by,
the writer never leaving his room.
When the writer finally emerged from the room,
leaving his completed work on his desk,
he left satisfied.
One word, that is all that was typed on the single sheet.
The perfect word.
The author refined his work to one word.
He was confident in its perfection.
Words are precious.....
They should not be used without consideration
and thrown away just as quickly.
One may sit in silence,
pondering an accurate word to depict the perfect picture.
Every thought considered, but not every thought spoken.
But what happens to the thoughts not mentioned?
What could have happened if these ponderings were articulated?
How would life change with a simple, "I love you"
or simply saying, "You're important to me"?
the power of the spoken word is unfathomed,
yet perfectly understood at the right time.
Therefore the use of the spoken word should be done with discernment,
yet should not be avoided.
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21
While it is wise to keep evil from our lips,
how does one explain not expressing life through our tongues?
Are we paralyzed by our own fears,
not seeing the vibrant life we can offer?
Do we run through every scenario,
not realizing the simple fact that we can speak life into the situation?
Let us take the chance......and speak.
Learn to use our words carefully, yet use our words effectively.
Plan what we said diligently, yet let fear not prevent our verbal impact.
For it is said,
"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:" Proverbs 15:4.
The time has come for us to speak our minds,
to speak with discretion, yet unbound to all limits.
Find that perfect word and speak.
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