The Power and Danger of Language

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It can be

a skillful artist’s brush
with a palette of words like “lush”,

or a harmful cutting tool
for one who’s devious and cruel;

a hammer used by a fool,
for ends that come to naught,

or a keen and delicate tool
to construct a useful thought.



Jim Mason
Woodworkers of the World Unite!!!

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