How would you describe your words. Are they building and encouraging or do the cut and tear people down.  At this time of the year it is important to build relationships and avoid the critical and judgmental attitudes. Have a great family time. Focus on the positive.

Some like Legos building
Foundations tight and strong
Holding us together
Whatever comes along
Built to last almost any assault

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Some like Dominos
Where the least little thing
Sets them off ranting and raving
Running on till they destroy
all that had been set up before


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Landmines (5-2 poetry)


It is amazing how traumatic words and experiences get embedded in our minds. A word or a comment can take your right back reliving that moment as though it was yesterday. I look at words like that to be unexploded mines in our psyche. The problem with these mines is that even though they are triggered, they keep resetting to be triggered again and again. This should remind us of how important our words are to others. Words spoken can be excused, denied, or even forgiven, but they can never be taken back.

Landmines  (5-2 Poetry)

Though you’re gone for years

Words remain

In my vast mind field


Waiting for one misstep


One trip

Triggers disruption


Scattering Shrapnel


Memories of you

Long dead

Revive in an instant


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