Choosing Them Wisely- Vivian Zems

The times…..
when a mind is ground to powder
when tears spring
when even the sky cries
and the rivers rise
time has no meaning
and words have lost theirs

It is then……
that we realise that a word
can be as gentle as a soft feather
or as cutting as sword

Words- turned inward
eviscerate or mollify
ensnare or liberate

Words – turned outward
build or burn (bridges)
destroy or repair (the world)

Wisdom calls for a careful
handling of these ones
-for they are formidable
as they lie dormant in their
perfect power

© Vivian Zems

to read more from Vivian, find her at ‘Smell the Coffee’:

Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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