Words can be beautiful
and words can be cruel.
Words can make your heart break
and render you a fool.

Words can make you feel
and words can help you heal.
And, words can also
be a "trickster's" tool.

We're not too careful with our words.
We use them as we please.
But, words can seem like life or death
to those who are like me.

Kind words help us finish
the good things that we start.
But, bad words hurt forever
our unsuspecting heart.

~ Patty Ann Smith