Mary Angela O'Connor
The Gift Of Speech
Speech is a precious gift given to all mankind
To convey to another what is in one's mind.
It is a powerful weapon to degrade someone.
It can also praise and produce lots of fun.
Our words can motivate, encourage, and console.
They can also demean, devastate, and cajole.
Words can truly uplift and heal a broken heart
Or they can discourage and tear someone apart.
Our words need to be selected with wisdom and care