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Use Your Words

06/25/2015 04:50 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2016

Writing has always been a passion of mine, until it wasn't any more, due to harsh words. I guess the short version of this is there are many words people use every day. Choose yours carefully.

The question was do you write. The answer... a simple no. What a false statement that is. Does she write lyrics or poems or anything else meaningful like that? No, not anymore. Does she write to communicate her feelings in the same minus rhyming fashion? Yes. The answer is yes. Every day. Sometimes the message is intended for someone and actually gets sent. Other times, it just all flows out in keystrokes later deleted.

Words are amazing things. We've all heard sticks and stones... right? What a crock that entire concept is. I can't think of anything more harmful then words. Words that were never meant to even hurt can break a heart. Words that were supposed to make a person laugh do nothing but make them cry.

Words mean everything. Faith for instance. Faith in what? Faith in other people? Faith in yourself? Faith in God and whatever religious beliefs you carry? Faith is basically just a hope intensified. I have strong hopes that people mean well. I believe that bad things happen to good people, and I believe that there is a reason for everything. I believe without faith in yourself you are a wondering soul. I believe without faith in A God you leave yourself open to have no recourse on the day of reckoning. Love... AHHH love. What an intense multifaceted word that is. Did you ever stop to think that Love and Hate are really very similar emotions. Not so much the opposites... very similar. Both are felt with passion. Both take a lot of energy, both are life altering. Both can make you insane, both can make you cry, both can feel so very good in the moment and slam you with a wake up call when you come to your senses.

People commonly say things like we have a love-hate relationship but really is that possible? Those are just words attached to emotion. You can love someone and be so angry with them you want to punch them in the throat. But you don't actually do it because of the love. Love is the easy part. Relationships are what takes the work. They don't say "sometimes a relationship just isn't enough" No... Its "Sometimes LOVE just isn't enough." The desire for love can kill a person's heart from the inside out.

Relationships... oye. You have another loaded word. There are a multitude of types of relationships one endures on a daily basis. Friendships, working relationships, marriages, parental, the list goes on and on. What are the key ingredients to ANY relationship? Respect and Communication. As you can see, and if you know anything about me, I love my words. I do not play around with words because they mean the world.

So back to the original question, do you write? Well yes of course I do. I could think of no way better to communicate then with words written to be shared, read and re read, pondered upon and finally hopefully one day understood. Why you ask do I no longer write in the form of lyrics or other "meaningful" expressions. Once again the answer is very easy...words.

So in conclusion, if anyone actually reads my words all I can say is please choose your words wisely. Words can kill a dream. Words can wound a soul. Words can take a beautiful talent and turn it into a suppressed bitterness. Take the better end. Words can make a person shine. Words can restore faith in oneself, faith in other people and faith in God. Words can help to establish both love and hate. Words can make a relationship solid as a wall, or they can tear them down brick by brick one syllable at a time. When all else is lost what do we really have left other than our words.