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Poems and Short Quips - 16. Taste Your Words Before You Spit Them Out

What is the point of communicating with someone
If your intentions are meant to maim?
Taste your words before you spit them out.
Consider the impact of their flavor
As they roll across your tongue.
For once expelled, they cannot be retracted.

Consider this:
Will what you are about to say produce acidity?
Or lay a foundation for common ground?

When digital screens are donned like masks
And true intentions hide behind software
The act of typing words across keyboards
Eliminates the need for integrity.
We connive, deceive, lacerate one another
Without fear of retribution.
But who will be held accountable for these crimes?

Consider this:
There are no second chances.
Once deception is revealed, it cannot be undone.

I just needed to share. Thanks for reading.

Copyright © 2017 MacGreg; All Rights Reserved.
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It normally takes me a while to grasp a poem. But this one smacks you in the face. The message is fairly clear, and much needed in today's digital age. I'll echo others here, that is should be required reading. For me, whenever someone fires up an internet browser, it should be the first thing they see.

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