Peter Hill

Just Words

Spoken or written
A word’s just a word
But once read out loud
They can’t be unheard

Words can inspire
They can also control
Or justify choices
Of the darkest of souls

Words sometimes divide us
Give truth to a lie
Words can also unite us
To fight side by side

But when the struggle is over
The fighting has ceased
Words play a part
In cementing the peace

For words can give courage
When no hope can be found
When it seems all is lost
When there’s no help around

So should anyone tell you
Time for talking’s long gone
Know that words save more lives
Than were ever saved by guns