Mary, from Visits With Mary, posted a thoughtful blog piece today concerning the power of words. I was inspired to visit my poetry archives and post something I penned 16 years ago. I still recall how intensely this poem came to me. It is a sobering reminder of how we must diligently manage our words.
W O R D S
By spoken words we shape our world,
Confessions – good or bad – unfurled;
With life and death in the power of the tongue,
By simple words, we’re sprung or hung.
God’s Word provides the “soul” solution
To cleanse and filter thought pollution;
For ultimately the words we speak
Are fashioned by the words we seek.
~Karen June Miller, October 1996
I am joining