Words can hurt like a blow--
Degrading individuality to something low.
Words sometimes sadden and berate--
Turning innocent feelings into hate.
Words can hit hard like rain--
Amounting to excessive pain.
Words can cause the heart to cry out why--
Struggling against oneself the idea to die.
Words can lose all self respect--
Contemplating the idea of being a regret.
Hurtful words block out true feelings,
While the heart searches for a real healing.
Kind words run for miles--
Causing everything to smile.
In time the ears close to nonsense talk,
Like a lame man who stood up and walked.
Whoever said actions speak louder than words;
Their thinking was obviously deterred.
Forget such critical talk by ignoring--
Instead let your mind open to exploring.