Don’t talk Loose – #14 of 365 Poems

Talk not exactly what you think;
talk such that you know the person who can hear.

Talk like you are that person,
who can also hear you talk.

Talk not because you have to.
but because you cannot do without it.

Why is it important not say exactly what you think?
You have no control over your listener’s thoughts.

They can take your words and make a gun out of it.
They will make bullets out of your pauses and smirks.

Then they will take your words and kill someone.
What will you do then?

So don’t say everything you think
Don’t open what you cannot shut