The Gift of Words

I gave you my words.
It felt like nothing,
free for the taking,
willingly given,
no sacrifice required.

But you received them
like the parched gulp water,
and the hungry devour a crumb,
and like the lost who find direction.

My humble words,
so naturally shared,
with no expectation
except to cheer…

And cheer they did!
You were lifted
by a Spirit not my own,
but everyone’s,
and all by a few simple words!

I had the privilege of singing at a senior home today. I was nervous! Most of the residents didn’t know me, and because I’m a singer/songwriter, they didn’t know the songs either. But I received at least as much from them as they did from me. Minds were opened, spirits were lifted, hearts were blessed, and bodies forgot their pain–at least for a while. What more can we ask than to be a blessing to each other?

Written for NaPoWriMo day 20 and shared at
dVerse OpenLinkNight #194.

5 thoughts on “The Gift of Words

  1. What more can we ask, indeed. Beautiful images here, and an important message. There’s a Bible verse that says (in the awesome “Message” version): “each word a gift.” Trying to teach that to my kids.


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