Select Your Words

We use words for the telling of stories
Or for an opinion to present
Yet these words can’t be retracted
Once a message they have sent.
 
Now words that one uses carelessly
Can distance you from friends
Yes once their words are spoken
It’ll take time to make amends.
 
Many words can be quite powerful
So be careful how you choose
It’s quite alright to make a point
But be sure to not abuse.
 
Some words have a double meaning
So review before you say
You might have intended a compliment
But some could take it a different way.
 
Words can cut just like a knife
And the pain can go quite deep
Sometimes it is better to ignore
So your special friends you’ll keep.
 
Now one can use a dictionary
For in there most you’ll find
Perhaps some may not relate your true feeling
But to all you will sound kind.
 
                                          - Roy E. Schepp

Air Jordan I High