Do you ever reflect on alternatives, or what you might have said,
when you spoke to someone harshly, or bit your tongue instead.
Words spoken in the heat of the moment, can take forever to forget,
can linger in a person’s memory, as a source of much regret.
Words are so intractable, and when repeated by another,
with a change of emphasis can cause a lot of bother.
Let kind thoughts, precede your words, not as an afterthought,
then kindness is contagious and can quite easily be caught