There’s an interesting phenomenon out in the world today
no matter who I talk to they always talk about they.
Whether it’s religion or politics or the changing of the world
they is most often quoted to justify the insults that were hurled.
They seems to always be the one consistent source,
this seemingly all-knowing infallible unbreakable force,
it’s the source most people use to drive their point home
sometimes arguing angrily and causing pain as they roam.
My own children often cite this very invisible being
so I often correct them to make them think about what they think they are seeing.
You see it’s easy to get caught up in this wave of emotion
you think you are in a pond but it’s actually the middle of the ocean.
Words have power and what we say really matters
children pay attention to all of it even when we just chatter
we owe it to them and to all to be careful of what we speak.
What may be a fine message to someone healthy might be crushing to one who is weak.
The example we set in this contentious day and age
will go a long way in either inflaming or dampening all of this online rage.
We owe it to our children and our friends and our own self image
to stop this endless angry battle and scrimmage.
We need to set the example for all who will listen
that words aren’t to be used as fertilizer but they should gleam and glisten.
For the world we live in will be the one that we create
our words of power can be kind and sweet or full of rage and hate.
We need to look at all the information not just with the ones we agree.
I don’t want my children to grow like weeds, I want them to grow strong like a tree.
In this world of hyper information we should watch what we say
because you never know who might be listening and we are all they.