You should weigh them
before speaking your thoughts,
because they could hurt, even
if you didn't mean it that way.
When angry, you can’t stop them.
Thinking them over wouldn’t work,
emotions dictate your say.
But sweet are the words that are
honestly spoken, right from the heart.
They’re uplifting and comforting
for those who are in want.
Words, they come in various ways.
So many to choose from.
The harsh, sweet and comforting.
We really need them, all.
Joke van der Ark
Nr. 1006b – 5 december 2021