A poem I wrote in 2011 that I haven't yet shared. I think it speaks volumes about how not enough thought is put into peoples words these days.
Words are emotion, they are history, they are the present, and the future beyond.
They can hold love and fear, anger and joy, they can tell all or tell nothing.
Words can be your greatest power or your greatest weakness.
Speak with care, speak with intelligence.
Patience with your words, they may be everlasting. Thought in your words they can make the moment a memory.
Caution with your words they can start unintended battles.
Wisdom with your words, knowing when to speak them and when to keep them.