A tanka written by Lee Sonogan
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. – Yehuda Berg
Written on doormat,
Hearth and home kodak,
Function douceur’s bodily,
Hit one where one lives redact.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. – Ralph Waldo Emerson