By Tabasom Eblaghie
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Oh, the power of weaving together
Individual vowels and consonants
A golden thread used to stitch one letter to another
To create healing words and uplifting verses.
May we exercise our free will to create
Soothing thoughts that blow away regret
Calming lyrics of love to heal shame
And songs of gratitude, removing anxiety’s hold.
May we master the art of respecting the words
That tumble out of our hurts and joys
To weigh and measure before breathing them
Into a space, never to be retrieved again.
May we witness the wind’s endeavours as it strains
To catch the words exiting our mouths, spreading them far
May they colour the world beautiful, in hues of acceptance,
Dignity, integrity, courtesy and graciousness.