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An Unkind Word

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An Unkind Word

Like a missile,
Shot,
Through and through,
From one side,
Of the body,
To the other.

Mass destruction.

Everything in its way,
Taken out,
Destroyed,
Ruined,
Laid,
To waste.

An unkind word,
A deed,
A moment,
Of discontent,
Taken to,
The extreme,
Fired,
From one corner,
Of a room,
To the other.

From the,
Corner of one's mouth,
To the deepest depths,
Of another's being.

Chambered missile,
In place,
And fired,
Upon command!

Words,
An off the cuff,
Remark,
A jibe,
A barb,
A dig.

Each,
And everyone,
Intended,
To wound,
Injure,
Driven,
To the quick,
In order,
To inflict,
Maximum damage.

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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for (more...)
 

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