Sunday Whirl : wordle 488

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They say words can’t hurt you, but they can.
Once said they cannot be retracted, and too late, the damage is done.
The trail of bitterness or jealousy has reached it sell by date, and the time is up.
Is it this that makes people fly into a rage and say such horrible things in the heat of the moment?
In contrast, cold ice forms around your heart, and no manner of apology can change that.
You are afraid to feel,  and still remember that awful Sunday when your world shattered.
They say words can’t hurt, but they can kill a soul.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Sunday Whirl : wordle 488

  1. Carol anne says:

    Wow! That was powerful Di! I agree, words do hurt!

  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is very true 💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    When we speak it is like writing in indelible ink – there is no erasure or retraction… You have said it so well!

  4. Lisa says:

    How true. Most of us probably remember things decades old that still sting. Even when we hear things they “don’t mean,” or say things out of anger we don’t mean, the words last and last and last. We and they meant them at the moment they were said, if only to hurt.

  5. Sadje says:

    Very well written Di. Words can hurt more than a sword wound

  6. kaykuala h says:

    Smoothly does it Di, wonderful write and a great prose piece! Love the way you put across the contrast. It completes the picture perfectly!

    Hank

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