A Poem from Allies In Action
My words have power.
My words can make or break someone’s day.
Like a super power, some good and some bad.
My words shape my attitude.
My words tell others the kind of person I am.
The words I speak stick around long after I leave the room.
My words can be like bubble gum on the bottom of your shoe.
My words can also be like winning a prize.
I don’t always know how my words land and bounce around.
Sometimes I never see where they end up.
Did they make your day better?
Or create a storm in your heart?
The words I choose can inspire you.
My words give me courage.
The words I think affect how I see myself.
My words can lift you up on a difficult day.
My words build bridges and heal wounds.
They can either solve or create problems.
I am responsible for the words I choose.
No one else chooses my words but me.
Sometimes they come out of my mouth before my brain can catch up.
I don’t always know how to fix the hurt they cause.
I want to…it can just be scary to try.
Maybe if I take a deep breath before I say my next words I’ll know what to do?
Maybe I can smile first then speak?
My hope is we’ll learn to understand each other better.
My hope is that I can help you have more good days than bad.
My hope is that my words make this a better place.
If we work together, each of us can make this a better place.
It is not about being perfect. What matters is that we always try.
BECAUSE MY WORDS BELONG TO ME!