The deep inner workings of a beggar's mind

Words

Words:

They are some of the most complex things in the universe, yet so simple in appearance.

They can build up or tear down,

They can help or hurt,

They can inspire trust or break it,

They can transmit important messages or mindless jabber,

They can give voice to truth or deception,

They can bring laughter or tears,

They can comfort or cause people discomfort,

They can direct or distract,

They can bring respect or fear,

They can save lives or destroy them,

They can break barriers or build them,

Yet they can’t do any of this unless there’s an ear to listen on the other end.

Who are you listening to today?

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5 responses

  1. Adam

    this is so true man. Words are awesome, but we can’t learn unless we listen.

    July 29, 2008 at 10:28

  2. It is hard, when the world is screaming it’s values and thoughts at you wherever you turn..
    Yet..if we just keep our focus on the Truth…funny how all those voices disappear, ey?

    July 29, 2008 at 19:21

  3. Loren Fay

    this reminds me of my speech class.. my teacher would speak & say lovely deep things like this. you spoke in a manner as if the reader could walk along the same path as the writer(yourself) & interpret it in their own form.

    July 30, 2008 at 00:02

  4. You speak the truth. When the world’s thunder is being screamed and forced down our throats, the whisper of God is louder than any of the thunder of this world.

    August 1, 2008 at 13:25

  5. eowynfair

    Who am I listening to today? That is a good question…something I should ask myself often. Am I listening to the voice of the world, or the voice of the one who made the world?

    April 26, 2009 at 21:18

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