Weigh Each Word

Don’t throw your words like blocks
on other people’s foundations.
Don’t hurt another person’s feelings as a detox
to quench your fit of rage.

Tune in to the way how people feel.
Try not to use their kindness
as an escape wheel.

Your pent up anger is not an invitation
to pound flesh.
Renew your mind elsewhere
and stay refreshed.

Weigh each word carefully,
they’ll leave a residue.
Weigh each word as if they’re your last,
thank you!

Words can sting and hurt like crazy.
Words can stink and make everything hazy.

Once they get spoken,
you are on your own.
Once they hit the wall,
they automatically set in stone.

There’s an emphasis placed on “weigh.”
A lot is riding on how rough or soft you play.

Weigh each word carefully,
they’ll leave a residue.
Weigh each word as if they’re your last,
thank you!

People often forget the pleasant things
in life for a season.
Yet, they always remember
the wicked things for some reason.

And they’ll still hurt as if the pain is fresh,
so live good.
They rarely remember
to forgive as they should.

Your words are weightier than sand.
Stay humble and stay off “no-man’s-land.”

Blanket of Warmth

Blessed with life, love, and family,
by God’s grace, I am here thankful
for these great blessings and more
good fortune than I can count.

I appreciate life more now
in a positive light, overlooking
the bad omens, and forging ahead
with good tithings. Prayer has been
a consistent blanket of warmth
on moody days when I didn’t mind disappearing.

Still a work in progress,
overall, I’m living a happier
and more fulfilled life, no longer
consumed by my rage and defiance
to keep reliving the past.

Carved In Stone

He’s unhappy in every sense of the word;
his frown now carved in stone. Misery is his
new best friend; it accompanies him
wherever he goes. He tries to find happiness
in everything; back and forth, he roams the earth,
searching for a piece of something untouchable
to earn back some connection to contentment.