Like no other creature
we have this feature –
to make life magic
or tragic with words.

Words that wound,
words that bloom.

Some words bring sunshine
others bring gloom.

Some words of ours flower
while others bring power.

Words declare war
or bring peace that will soar.

Some words are tragic.
Some words make magic.

Twenty-six letters
scrambled like eggs
combined in a zillion ways
give us power to thrill or to kill.

Watch yow you use them.
Never abuse them.
Let us learn to be
better word cooks.

-Sue Neufarth Howard