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A Word About Words

Delyn Dendy Harrison wrote a piece called, “Word Power.”

Words can comfort,
or they can hurt.

Words can compliment,
and they can also insult.

Words can motivate
just as they can hinder.

They can inspire,
and they can reject.

Words can express feelings,
or they can verbalize reactions.

Words, carelessly or angrily spoken
Can be as destructive a force as the fiercest storm.

And once the damage has been done,

It takes much more than words to mend or rebuild that which in the moment of thoughtlessness received the crashing blow . . .

of piercing, crushing words.

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