What is a word? it twists and turns trying to be heard.
Sometimes so little, they cause great pain and choose to belittle.
They build you up with power and fear and “stay away” and “don’t come near”
Four letter words like fear and fuck, getting down and dirty in life and muck.
Longer words that comfort the mind, like toast and warmth and treasures to find.
We conjure them up from that place inside and once there out there’s nowhere to hide.
Words have power and in every hour they bring us near or push you far.
They destroy or build and sometimes they shield from the truth of who you are.
So, when you start to unfold secrets untold remember that words have their place.
With each word delivered they are sour or sweet to the taste.