Words Of Praise - Poem by Angela Wybrow
‘Brilliant, ‘fabulous’, ‘fantastic’, ‘great’ –
These words make my soul celebrate.
These words of praise, I so love to hear,
But, to my ears, they sound pretty weird.
From your lips, these words are unfurled,
But they’re totally unheard in my own world.
You often say ‘That was really good’ –
Again, never heard here, but maybe it should!
These words to me are just like a drug:
For me, hearing them is like a virtual hug.
You use these words all of the time
To encourage your students to really shine.
For my soul, these words are like fuel:
For a deflated soul, they provide renewal.
Your wonderful words of welcome praise
Help me get through the following days.
If, in my world, I heard words of praise,
To be perfectly honest, I’d be amazed.
Silence greets all that I achieve –
Strands of sadness, this silence weaves.
Of your words, I make a mental note,
As they help to keep my soul afloat.
They help to give me a sense of worth;
Over your words, my soul can surf.
Whenever I hear your words of praise,
My self-esteem is suddenly raised.
If only my world contained words of praise,
I’m sure I’d live much happier days.
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