Words Are Our Legacy

Words Are Our Legacy

A Poem by D Ray Van

Words, sharp as daggers, cut wounds so deep time cannot heal

sharp as daggers,
cut wounds so deep 
time cannot heal
mend broken hearts
calm troubled souls
right gravest wrongs
relax anxious psyches

trample spirits 
quench passions
bring hope
reinforce faith
build character
uplift expectations

pointed but often 
missing the point
cursed from unbridled tongues
God-sent blessings in times of need
complimentary when deserving or
when not

the vile’s graffiti
the uncouth’s expletives
lovers’ compositions 
dreamers’ poems
sublime rhyme paradigms:
nine fine lines, dines yet pines 
sweet wines, splines align sines

a fool’s thunderbird wine
a complainer’s bitter vinegar
champagne of the wise
sweet honey of the optimist:
prized for insight and
cherished for good sense

tofu for the silly
sugar’s empty calories for the 
self-centered, self-indulgent
refresh the mindful
encourage the soulful
nourish the thoughtful
sustain the watchful

destroy beauty
slash life’s canvases
inspire creators of splendor 
motivate inventors of wonders
excite painters of hopes
stimulate dreams minds can conceive

split relationships beyond repair
smash friendships 
bind two as one when
braided with understanding
interwoven with love
knitted with forgiveness

when foolishly uttered: squandered 
if malicious or deceitful: criminal
priceless treasures when
selflessly spoken
timeless if
skillfully written  

If we are remembered by our words 
shall we choose words that
lift up or tear down
encourage or demean 
praise or curse?
Words are our legacy:  Lord grant us 
wisdom deciding which to use

© 2018 D Ray Van

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Wow you said it!!(pardon the pun ;p ) it's true how powerful words can be. Sometimes I think a physical altercation wouldn't be as painful.

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Added on March 5, 2018
Last Updated on March 18, 2018