One word...

by Ren   May 27, 2017


That’s all it takes.

We could
Unknowingly be
The very push
That someone needs
To take that final step-
Either through the finish line
Or
Putting that noose around their neck.

Words-
No matter what
Their initial intentions-
Can be dangerous
Weapons…

And need to be treated
With the same
Respect
And
Responsibility.

Not only can they be
The catalyst to something
Amazing
And
Beautiful-
The motivation someone needs
To be successful,
Happy,
Or free…

But if we forget
To put the safety on,
And get careless-
Our fingers
Pulling on that trigger
Will
Inevitably
Hit
Something.

Someone.

Say what you will.
Give your opinions.
Speak your mind.

But remember,

Just like a bullet
In mid-shot-
We cannot take it back.

No matter what happens.

No matter who we hit.

...And bullet holes leave scars...

Don’t be that bullet,
That scars someone for life,
Or worse-
Ends it.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    The Older I get, the more I lose my word filter
    and I tend to say things that I probably shouldnt say
    but I do....

    this poem truly touched me in many ways Ren,
    thank you for sharing!

    • 4 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Andrea :)

  • 4 months ago

    by Mortal Utopia

    Such a powerful poem... I really like it!

    • 4 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you very much! :)

  • 4 months ago

    by Fredy

    I love how it seems like every word in the piece has immense importance because of the way it's set up.... and it works great to accentuate the theme of the poem... great work, and added to favorites!

    • 4 months ago

      by Ren

      Wow thank you so much! I truly appreciate that :)

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben

    Love this, people often underestimate the power of words, truly, they can be our best friend or worst enemy.

    Great write!

    Ben

    • 4 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much Ben :)

  • 4 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ren, so very true. Words are one of those things you cannot take back and can have lasting effects good and bad. You really nailed it with this, we'll done-

    • 4 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you very much, Brenda!! :)

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