What are words but empty sound
Yet within them meaning's found
When we listen, more we hear
Than just noise upon our ears

The spoken word can move our hearts
Invoking anger or tears to start
Causing even weak minds to stir
Or stronger minds, words can deter

Written words soothe inner self
Providing the soul untold wealth
Words give the mind so much to think
Reading them, you forget to blink

Words can change the world they say
And they do, each and every day

November 2005