I have all the words yet none to say.
I am hopeful yet perplexed.
I am grateful yet unsettled.
I pray for the best yet witness the worst.
And I can’t bear the words.
We long for words that
brighten, encourage, lift, heal, unite.
We are deafened by words that
dull, depress, crush, bruise, divide.
Words … I cherish and piece them together with love.
Words … they scorn and pull souls apart.
I can’t bear it.