Choose Your Words Wisely

Posted by Barbara Pierce - September 18th, 2017

There’s an old adage (or saying) that goes, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That statement is far from the truth! In an effort to explain the effects and consequences that verbal bullying has on many young minds, please read the following poem from my book, Just South Of The Rainbow.

                                           Choose Your Words Wisely

                                           Remember, words are used to

                                           Communicate.

                                           So use them wisely!

                                           Words can alienate.

                                           Words can instill hate.

                                           Words can be a barometer

                                           To evaluate.

                                           Words can cause pain and humiliate.

                                           Words said in anger,

                                           Can never be retracted.

                                           Words when remembered

                                           Is a scene re-enacted.

                                           While other words may take

                                           Their place,

                                           The damage done is hard to erase!

                                           So choose your words wisely.

                                            by Barbara A. Pierce

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