Some words are hard.
Their sharp edges slice and leave
Smooth slippery cuts, deep and painful.
Some words are afraid.
They bend and give,
And slide away in the heat of the moment,
Too weak to last and too shy to stay.
Some words are bitter
And stay bitter long after they are spoken.
These bitter ones are hard to accept as they are often spoken in anger.
They are vile and spiteful and
Cling and control and hurt without end.
Some words are strong.
They can be good or bad, right or wrong,
Truth or lies, it doesn’t matter as
Their strength alone makes them believable.
Some words are soft and warm,
They heal and hold, love and give,
And are too often mistaken for weakness.
But the most important words remain silent.
As when speaking the greatest truth, there is no need for words.
No hard or soft ones.
No bitter or strong.
And even the soft and lovely can be left behind.
So leave them all behind and let your soul speak the truth with your actions and heart,
uncluttered by words and their convoluted meanings.
Learn to live in that place where the universal language of love and peace speaks in silence,
The place where we all are one in His light and love,
Where sorrow is left behind, words of humankind have no power or meaning and
Love is all there is.
Words are way overrated.
9/2/18 Happy Birthday Lord Krishna, Hari Om