Why do we write and speak as we do?
The stops, the pauses.. for dramatic
We all have messages we need to
The words carry ideas to the world-direct.
Our language, our thoughts can
When we express in a more lyrical
Rhetoric or Poetry can easily transmit
to the hearer, fresh ideas to befit.
The periods, commas, contractions (et. al.)
Are but tools in the word-smiths
That allow us to craft the written
In ways that weâ€™ll never forget.
Lincoln, Churchill, Kennedy and more,
Were masterâ€™s of the spoken word,
They spoke to the needs of their
To inspire, to inform or to a nation lead.
But not all that we hear is true or
Some thoughts are conveyed -with evil
The gentry have needs their seeking
Enter the con, who will, with hatred, foment.
The tongue we have is a double-edged
With the power to uplift or tear down.
Choose the one who will strengthen your
Not the one who will, with evil, you crown.
Bruce A. Peaslee