Words are Windows or They're Walls

by Ruth Bebermeyer
​"I feel so sentenced by your words,
I feel so judged and sent away,
​Before I go I’ve got to know
​Is that what you mean to say?

Before I rise to my defense,
​Before I speak in hurt or fear,
​Before I build that wall of words,
Tell me, did I really hear?

​Words are windows, or they’re walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.

There are things I need to say,
Things that mean so much to me,
If my words don’t make me clear,
Will you help me to be free?

If I seemed to put you down,
If you felt I didn’t care,
Try to listen through my words
To the feelings that we share.

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