Words Reveal a Heart

Words are daggers to the heart and soul

When they are carelessly cast or thrown

Sticks and stones may break bones

But words bruise the heart with stones


Or, well placed words can ignite desire

Instead of sending a relationship up in fire

They easily mend or break a heart, sometimes both

They can even foster resentment just like the chilling cold


So be careful of the words that you speak

Even in those passion-filled moments of heat

If need be, be quick to apologize

If eyes are a window to the soul, the heart must also have revealing eyes


Think twice before you speak, and may the majority of the words coming out

Share the true beauty of what love is really all about

Use them to encourage and always show respect

They are the beauty of your heart (or lack thereof) reflected



© 2013 Shannon

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

words can do so much - build up or rip down. They need to be deeply respected and used to do good!

i love this poem, love the message, and love the feeling behind them!

very impressive!

sharing, dearxx


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W1totalk 3 years ago

Powerful words. Powerful effect. Great writing and hub.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

A beautiful, meaningful poem. This line blows me away:

"If eyes are a window to the soul, the heart must also have revealing eyes".


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very wise words, we should all be careful of what we say, words can be powerful in both good and bad ways.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Words are recalled often long past a physical sting has passed


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

True and wise. I like the line Nellieanna mentioned too! ~Lurana


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Awesome poem, dear Shanmarie! Yes, words can either be used to build up or tear down. As small as the tongue is, it is a powerful indeed.

Blessings to you and yours. I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and every day thereafter.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs,

Faith Reaper


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful poetry and truer words were never spoken. Thank you..


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Mahir Maric 3 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Beautiful poem that truly present the power of the words and their character to heal or hurt, thank you


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Leslie! I"m not so sure about the impressive part, because I was just penning thoughts about the way words have an effect on me, but I'm very appreciative.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, W1totalk. Glad you stopped by!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I originally had that worded another way, but didn't like it. . .didn't quite say what I wanted. Then I thought this line didn't quite flow, but left it anyway. :) Glad you like it. Hugs to you, Nellieanna.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for your visit, Jodah. Words are very powerful, indeed. You know how Maya Angelo (I think it's her) says that people may not remember what you say or do, bu they'll remember how you made them feel? Words create the feelings just as much, if not more so, than other acts.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, FlourishAnyway! Yes, negative words can have more of an effect than a physical blow. There are things people have said to me that still haunt me. The thing about the heart, though, is that if it really has love as a motive, there are more positive, uplifting words than bad and the negative words eventually fade away.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Lurana! I know how busy you are, so thank you for taking the time to come by and read! As I told Nellieanna, that line almost didn't exist. Glad I changed it now!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

You, dear Faith Reaper, can always be counted on for a positive word! May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas season to follow! My kids found the Christmas channel on the television music channel lineup today. The cheery music almost makes me giddy like a child. hehe


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank YOU, always exploring, for stopping by to read!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Mahir Maric, thank you so much for reading and commenting. Pleased to meet you.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful read.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Eddy! Great to see you again!


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ahorseback 2 years ago

Shan , I am constantly amazed at how mature some people much younger than I are , And you are one of them , I mean to catch up on your writing and life is just too darned busy , Merry Christmas sweety !......Ed


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, Ed. Mature or not, I'm just me! And don't sell yourself short! Good to see you around here, friend. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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