December 23, 2017
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They can either save lives

Or end them.

Too many people toss around words

Like a ticking time bomb,

As if they hold no meaning;

But I’m here to tell you that

Words can sting

Worse than frostbite on a bitter, winter day.

Did you ever think of the damage

Your haunting, antagonizing words can create?

Did you ever think

That for someone, you make life brutal

And they’re ready to give up

Just because it all seems so futile?

Did you ever think

That your wasted words burn worse than a forest fire

And that someone believes

Killing themself is everyone’s desire?

Did you ever think

That because of you,

Because of the way you torture girls for their appearances,

Someone feels like they take up precious space on this earth,

And that nothing they do holds any worth,

And that maybe they should’ve just died before birth?

Your words,

Your choruses of insults,

Weigh people down,

And cause them to drown,

Within their tsunami of thoughts, thinking,

”Am I good enough?”

Of course, the answer is yes,

But they would never know this,

Because of your words.

Words are poison.

How would you feel if you found out

That the girl you called fat starves herself,

And that the girl you called ugly has a facial deformity,

And that they now feel obliged to shield who they are

Because of your twisted mentality

That despises individuality?

They think females need porcelain skin

And petite bodies that will shatter with a single touch,

In order to be pretty,

And they now conceal their true beauty,

Because of the words you fired at them.

They were speeding bullets,

With no intention of stopping.

So, stop beating people up for their flaws,

Because you have no idea what this can cause.

So next time, before you speak, be sure to pause,

Because one little word that seems so small

Can easily put an end to it all.

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