Be Careful With Your Words

This poem was written by Mary-Kelly, a student in the FLVS Creative Writing Club.

Words have power

Creative Writing Club students have been scribbling away all month for National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).

With a goal of writing 30 poems in 30 days, the club aims to get students’ creative juices flowing through frequent writing exercises. As club sponsor Mrs. Emery says, “Some prompts will speak to you, and some will not. Some poems will be keepers, but most will not.”

In the spirit of sharing and a love of poetry, students have been responding to writing prompts and supporting each other’s work.

The following poem by Mary-Kelly is one example:

“Be Careful with Your Words”

Be careful with your words today

A child may be nigh

And the little things you say

May swift their mind towards lies,

Be careful with your words today

Someone may be lifting up their hurt

And if you scowl or betray

They may fall deeper into the dirt,

Be careful with your words today

For someone may be lost

And negative words may lead them the wrong way

Resulting in an unfixable cost,

Be careful with your words today

You may destroy an innocent mind

With things that aren’t okay

And words that aren’t kind,

Be careful with your words today

Because you may be in pain

But others don’t deserve the same.

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