Words can hurt poem

by Rosemary DiFlorio
(Mississauga, ON Canada)

A Slip of the Tongue

A slip of the tongue can cause much grief
It can make an honest person appear as a thief
It can hurt someone who really meant well
And force a person into a shell.

Before we speak, we should always be sure
That the words are kind and not impure.

Preserve your tongue and use it with care
State the facts but always be fair.

God gave us our tongues so we could speak
But asked that we would be humble and meek.
Before He spoke He studied each word
And the meaning was clear and always heard.

His voice was gentle but the words were firm
He meant what He said with no uncertain term.

Knowing this was the way we were taught
Follow His way and you’ll never get caught…

With a slip of the tongue.

(c) Rosemary DiFlorio

tags: words can hurt, choose your words carefully poem, quote, spirituality, spiritual poem

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Oct 17, 2015
life lesson poem
by: Anonymous

This should be taught to all at a very early age. It would be a wonderful world.
Thank you Rosemary for expressing in your poem what we need to hear. Bravo

Oct 18, 2015
God and you
by: Norma

Lovely Rosemary, if there were more 'gentle hearts' like yours in the world it would be a much nicer place. Your poem on choosing your words carefully brought Mother Teresa's writing 'God and you' to mind.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and
self centred.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of
selfish, ulterior motives,

If you are successful,you will win some
genuine enemies.

If you are honest and sincere, people may
deceive you.

What you spend years creating, others could
destroy overnight.

If you find sincerity and happiness, some
may be jealous.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Give the best you have, and it may never
be enough.

In the final analysis-IT'S BETWEEN GOD and YOU


Oct 19, 2015
Good Words
by: Anonymous

May the Lord help us to be faithful.

Dec 28, 2015
Thank you Norma
by: Rosemary

Thank you for your wonderful comment on the poem, Norma. Particularly the words of Mother Theresa. She deserves to be canonized next year. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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Make a difference poem

by Debbie

Touch Someone's Life

You can touch someone's life,
Just by what you say or do,
It's nice to be able to do that,
And I'm going to do it too.

It might be by an act of kindness,
Or just by something you say,
It doesn't matter what it is,
It will surely make their day.

So try and touch somebody’s life,
And show to them your love,
You will be blessed in many ways,
By our Lord and Savior above.

tags: be nice to other people poem, spirituality, christianity, being a christian, works, kindness, child’s poem

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