“The Power of a Word”

“The Power of a Word”

From the pen and perspective of Carol Wood/ Platoon Nana:

my mother always said the pen
is mightier than the sword
that nothing’s quite as powerful
as the written or spoken word

if you choose to wield a sword
against your enemy
it won’t take long before you learn
how powerless you’ll be

but press a pen into the hand
of an impassioned man
he’ll take a cause beyond his reach
as no confrontation can

oh, the power of a word
to destroy or edify
a word can make a child a giant
or make a grown man cry

so choose your words with thought and care
and serve them like a treat
so when you have to eat your words
you’ll find that they are sweet

© Carol Wood aka Platoon Nana

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