Friday, July 27, 2012

Five Minute Friday – Beyond

A torrent of rash reactions
fermenting fears and judgment
rushes to an end
of bruised egos and broken hearts.
I watch from the side,
unattached and beyond
but affected.

Words hold weight and, when wielded outside of integrity, they can batter a heart to mush. It is regrettable at best and very difficult to witness when one can truly do nothing to stop it. May we all choose what we say with consideration. May we make the choice to bless and not to bludgeon.


Five Minute Friday

14 comments:

Laura Wells said...

Beautiful phrasing. So curious what you are thinking about.

Linda Stoll said...

Absolutely amen. May God give you peace and a discerning heart as you walk through this season.

Beth in NC said...

Ouch, you must have witnessed something recently for this to be your first thought. It is horrible witnessing or even receiving verbal attacks like that.

Have a super blessed day!
Beth

Student Mommy said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

Very nice Lettie.......I agree words have power, they should only be spoken with love.

Denise said...

I like this.

Andrea Dawn said...

Once again, Lettie, your few words speak volumes. Always blessed to stop by.

Lettie said...

Thank you Laura. Yes, I was thinking of one situation in particular but hope that the poem is universal enough to apply to many. :) Thanks for the visit and the comment. :)

Lettie said...

Thanks Linda... for the visit and the blessing. :)

Lettie said...

It was something that had plagued me all night in my sleep. All is better now. Thanks. May your weekend be wonderful!

Lettie said...

:) Thanks for the visit!

Lettie said...

You do follow that Marie... I witness it each and every time I read your words. :)

Lettie said...

Thanks Denise. I'm glad you like it. :)

Lettie said...

Thank you Andrea. You are a comfort to me. :)