Think. Listen. With Love. 

Before I respond
with some sarcastic remark
or yell at the top of my lungs
explaining my perfect reasoning

before I throw hurtful words like blocks
or shatter fragile feelings

before beautiful hearts get ripped
or happy lives get broken

I must first remember

to think
think
think

to listen, 
actually listen
without interrupting

to give
give
give
without “looking for anything in return”

to love with honesty
self-love and
unconditional love for all.