The endless jabs, that nip and poke.
Seem harmless., said alone.
Combined with time. One by one.
They cause a soul to groan.
It may be perceived, as a little thing.
A harsh comment, multiplied by ten.
Flickering embers, easily fan out.
To raging flames with no height, or end.
Tiny uncontrolled. Malicious attacks.
Painful burns, that never part!
Leave scars unhealed. Reminders of when.
Unkind speech broke a piece of one's heart.
Be cautious then, not to criticize!
Pour water on belittling remarks!
That your legacy, will be wisdom heard!
And not a memory of burning sparks.