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by Nessie
Rated: E · Poetry · Opinion · #2271936
A message on bad words

If words could kill
like the viper's sting
just think of the men
who would be dead
I mean the words
that hurt the feelings,
words that have no healing,
the things you say in unjust spite
simple, short words with evil might.

Now just suppose your best friend died
from words that made good men blush.
Her life was nothing, just a hush.
Would you learn the lesson?
Would you think of what you say
every month, from June to May?
Would you say the hurtful things
that hurt like rocks from a sling?

You know,
words are what make man afraid
words are what make friends no more.
So would you say those bad words
that give you wicked pleasure.
Would you risk the love of another
to depart and find another?

Just imagine

if words could kill
how many men would be dead,

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