Voices ring with dulcet tones,

Then cut you like a knife.

The power of the spoken word,

When used for peace or strife,


Can bring a country to its feet,

Or crush a single dream.

Soothe the tears of a weeping child,

Or terrify with a scream.


Baritone or bass resound,

Deep within the breast.

Soprano, alto, tenor,

Is how a song’s expressed.


Voices raise with joyous words,

In praise of all that’s good.

It is a power we can wield,

And we know we should.






24 thoughts on “Voices

  1. Murphy’s Law

    “It’s a power we can wield, And we know we should”……powerful words from a powerful but loving voice. Beautiful, right to the heart of it poem that speaks the truth so eloquently.

    You should have dedicated this poem to yourself because it is YOU!

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