A Casual Word




A word said in haste

Can cut a dream like a knife.

A word without thought

Can end a young life.


Consonants and vowels

With a lilt or tone

Have power to hurt

Such power to own.


But a different word

Uplifting and brave

Could rule with such decency

A powerful wave


Each day is a new one

The words have a voice

Casual or not

Now you have a choice

8 thoughts on “A Casual Word

  1. Léa

    This reminded me of a little rhyme my Welsh grandmother taught me. “Be careful of the words you say, keep them soft and sweet. We never know from day to day, which ones we’ll have to eat.”
    Thanks for following my poetry blog. Lea



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