To My Facebook Friends

28 May 2018 life

When you cast your vitriol
out into the world,
please be mindful
of where it may go.

Words have power -
the power to sting,
the power to heal,
the power to create change.

When flung about carelessly,
they often miss their mark,
wounding innocent ears,
only spreading more rancor
within a sea of discord.

How sad, to pollute this public space
with more ugliness,
when, with a bit more care,
we could be planting seeds
of greater understanding,
healing the wounds
of our human family.