Spend Your Words Wisely..

Words cannot be taken back once released – they roam amongst their people.

Some are etched into the minds of their readers.
Others are stripped bare of origin and taken hostage by the ears of another.

Words can be cheapened when delivered without action.
Why profess love when the heart knows not?
The mind seeks to dismantle every syllable in the quest for understanding.

Words are powerful in the right hands.
They can shape and break countries, start wars, end atrocities.
Words can ripple a sea of change, where continents once stood unmoved.

Words are warriors of expression, of artistic discretion.
By their very utterance they can save lives, change minds, renew times.
Words historicise, politicise, cause genocide, prevent ecocide, can be plagiarised, monopolised, words immortalise.

Words are of great worth, spend them wisely, waste them not, write away wrong. Use your words to protect not cause fear or neglect.

Words cannot be taken back once released – they roam amongst their people.

An Peann

Photography by Dan King

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