Monday, August 3, 2009

The Power of Words

It's amazing the power that words hold over people. They can convey emotion or thoughts, strength or weakness, courage or cowardice. Words can lift the spirit of a nation or torture an individual. They can appear out of nowhere days after they were said or they can hit you instantly like slamming into a brick wall.

Words have been the banner of freedom and the chain of slavery. They can preach goodness and they can spew evil. A simple word can bring a smile and intense happiness or it can bring about sadness and despair. Words, when presented from certain people, can be one's muse.; by others, one's siren.

Words. They can be laid out there for all the world to see and understand. Or they can wrap an enigma that can't be solved. Words can be clear and concise or they cannot come close to representing the thoughts behind them.

Words. They can lift you to the heavens. Or crush you from the inside.

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