Healing or Provoking
Impetuous words flung out to hurt
can’t be recalled like hoovering dirt;
internet reader rushing to blurt
out first reaction smug and pert
which quickly ‘goes viral’ by those alert
to stir up trouble and strife far and wide –
no longer deleteable, can’t press ‘hide’,
consequences no-one can now detect,
there may be a distant and far-off effect
– whom did it influence, provoke and affect?
spoken or written, don’t let your words fly
carelessly sending them out to the sky
heedless of where they may land and lie
to foster some good, or fester, inflame
tempers or worries or bitter shame.