He paused a while

They thought him dumb

Why was he so slow

In making utterance

Did he not know

How to speak

Was it a stutter

Was his mind weak

Or did he pause

Before he spoke

To avoid speaking words

That will hurt

To speak in anger

Words once they’re said

Cannot be unspoken

That’s why he pauses

Before he speaks

For dread of causing

Unnecessary hurting

2 thoughts on “Think

  1. It would be a much better world if we all could remember to engage our brains before speaking “Most often we combat our evil thoughts most effectively if we absolutely refuse to allow them to be expressed in words”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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