One Little Word

One little word that’s said in wrath
Can tear a heart apart
A look can pierce you like a knife
Or hit you like a dart

One little word destroys a life
And makes one give up hope
The outlook now on life is dim
And now it’s hard to cope

The world would be a better place
If some removed their tongue
And gave up speaking all at once
Then couldn’t hurt a one

The world would be a better place
If only kind was said
Then people wouldn’t hurt inside
And all their hopes not dead