Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A New Poem

A Word Fitly Spoken

A word spoken gently
Can tame even the greatest of beasts.
A word spoken gently
Can hush even the loudest of cries.
A word spoken gently
Can calm even the fiercest of storms.
Speak gently.
A word spoken in love
Can change even the most difficult situations.
A word spoken in love
Can stop even the harshest of deeds.
A word spoken in love
Can thaw even the most frozen of hearts.
Speak in love.
A word spoken in anger
Can crush even the strongest hope.
A word spoken in anger
Can push even the mightiest to the brink of despair.
A word spoken in anger
Can harm even the most resilient child.
Refrain from anger.
A word spoken in judgment
Can hurt even those closest to God.
A word spoken in judgment
Can turn away even the dearest of friends.
A word spoken in judgment
Can poison even the healthiest of souls.
Refrain from judgment.
Speak in truth
God’s truth.
Speak gently
With the love of God.
Refrain from angry retorts
Or judgments that belong
Only to God.
Use your words wisely.
Think before your speak.
A word should be spoken fitly,
And beautifully.
May each of us
Learn to let God’s
Holy Truth guide our tongues.

2 comments:

pattiroberts said...

Beautifully spoken, Kendra.
I love you,
Momma

Scott Lynn said...

This may be the best I have ever read of yours.
Love, Scott