Saturday, March 2, 2013

Words that Sing Poem Series - Words that Bless

Art and photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013
1st Writes did a study on "words that sing". It takes time and practice to find just the right word to get your point across.
For fun, we asked our writers to write a poem about words. I will share the poems this week. Here is the first one. 
by Sandy James

How am I to speak words that edify and bless
If I have no skill for separating
Dull from audacious
Rude from tact
Surely there are rules on how to supply
Words that encourage
Rather than words that deny
Words that inspire, cheer, and hearten
A person in quest of his worth.

Jesus is the Word
Planted in our hearts
Words of love and acceptance
Declaring we have value
Words spoken forth that bring harvests of gold
Yielding an abundance of God’s goodness
But beware the tares that grow up with the wheat
Words of bitterness and anger, envy, pride and greed
Those words produce a harvest as well
They’re words that destroy
They’re from the pit of hell !
So speak words of life, words of peace
Let words that discourage and criticize cease
Bless those who hurt you
Bless those who hate
Bless those who persecute you
And forgive all for Jesus’ sake.