A Slippery Slope

A word said in jest,

Can be misconstrued.

Words said in anger,

Are so over used.


The power exists,

For good or for bad.

The power of speech,

Is more than a fad.


Heroes are made,

By the needs of the few.

Their actions for many,

The usual view.


Who wields the power,

The spoken word holds,

Controls just what happens,

As the future unfolds.


Could you be the one,

Who guides with a word?

Ideals we hold true,

Must never be blurred.

24 thoughts on “A Slippery Slope

  1. Murphy’s Law

    I do try to “watch what I say”. I was brought up with the credo “If
    you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything”.

    Perhaps if more of us considered the rude, hurtful, mean, racist things we hear other people say, and how it makes us feel, we would be more mindful and respectful of what we say. ‘Cause once we’ve said it, we can’t un-say it.

    Our words matter.

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  2. Dale

    It is time people stop and think before opening their mouths (or letting their fingers to the talking…)
    T – is it True?
    H – is it Helpful?
    I – is it Inspiring?
    N – is it Necessary?
    K – is it Kind?
    If people took the seconds it takes to ask the above, how much kinder would they be?

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  3. Mark Lanesbury

    I found a good word (and a very slippery slope)…chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…ooh, look at those eye’s light up 🤣 Great post Pam, may we consider our colloquial, collateral coinage a little more 🤣

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  4. bikerchick57

    I firmly believe, Pam, that when we assign the word “hate” to other humans, we step onto the slippery slope and slide into darkness. So, I hold my thoughts and tongue as much as possible and only say that I hate liver and bleu cheese.

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