In this poem, I wanted to interpret how words and tones can impact a person’s spirit.
I wanted the words to this verse to create an impact in several different areas…
I wanted them to speak to bullying – in both a child’s and adult’s lives.
I wanted them to speak to abuse – physical, emotional, spiritual…
I wanted them to speak to the injury we may haplessly create regardless of our intentions.
I wanted them to serve as a reminder to myself and others of what we say and how we say it, can impact a person’s life right now.
Words and Tones
Their hateful words and tones of voice, ripped into her heart.
They ripped a life in two that day, they tore it right apart.
Ripping flesh right off the bone, of that 10-year old someone’s girl.
Their ignorance and self righteousness, broke her little world.
Their callousness and piercing tongues, broke the boy that day.
At 12 he never imagined, to see his self esteem thrown away.
Their burns and punches, curses flung, did his spirit break.
Leaving memories and happiness, destroyed in terror’s wake.
And when our tones, and little words, enter others’ ears.
Are we sending kindness and caring, or terrorizing little fears?
We can make or break a spirit, we can build up or break down.
It all depends on what we say, that make them smile or frown.