Thoughtless words like swords wound the heart
Spiteful words dig deep into the recesses of the mind
Careless words meant to demean or destroy
Scars long said forgiven rent open by angry speech
The ugly past spewed into a face
While sweet words of healing and love go unspoken
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life; but perverseness in it breaks the spirit (Proverbs 15:4).