Like a sniper’s gun, designed to kill,
Your words can cause alarm.
They’ll strike a victim with great force
And cause him grievous harm.
They’re meant to cause anxiety.
They show that you don’t care.
With speed of light they’ll hit and hurt
As they fly through the air.
Words can cause a lasting wound
That sadly may not mend,
So think before you say the words
That may lose you a friend.
The person who receives these words
Will look on you with shame
Because to hurt someone with words
Is such a dreadful game.
They’re used to hurt, to make one feel
Unloved by other folk,
And those who bully with such words
Might think that it’s a joke.
Think before you say cruel words
And ask yourself these things:
Are these the words you’d like to hear,
Or the message that they bring?
I think your answer will be “No.
Those words would make me sad.”
Therefore you’d hate to hear them said.
They’d make you feel quite bad.
So, why say them to someone else?
Why hurt them in this way
When your nice smile and kinder words
Would brighten up their day?
Before you go to sleep tonight
Just think about your day:
Have you done good for other folk
And what things did you say?
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Talking point: I am not perfect, it's true, but I do believe that we should willingly spend some of our day doing something that will benefit others. What have you done today in this way? What will you do? I've written this for you. A thank you would be nice. Josie