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The UnspokenShattered and brokenDestroyed and lostIs what the power of the tongue leaves behind,In its deadly wake It’s amazing howMuch damage can be left behindBy simple sentencesWord’sPhrasesSounds So smallSo weakAnd yetIt can impact a nationA people groupA familyOr an individual Why don’t we think?Before we speak?Why don’t we stop?Before we act on emotion Because what has been saidCannot be unsaidBecause what damage has been causedCannot be undone by human hands. Why don’t we upliftRather than destroyWhy don’t we encourageInstead of throw away Why don’t we emphasizeRather than sympathizeWhy don’t we listen?Before we speakWhy don’t we comfort?Before we opinionate. Don’t blame your actions on those before youBecause you have a choice.To destroyOr to build up. Man up!Take responsibility for your actionsInstead of being a coward to your prideAnd hidin