Every word and action has a wide ripple effect
also inaction brings reciprocal consequences

I’m careless of this as things just blurt out
and my heart plunges as it realises the harm

my tongue lashes out far too quickly
harsh words cause so much pain

they may not know or remember my name
but they will remember how I made them feel

a genuine smile or compliment cheers
no response or rudeness burns and sears

being kind helps others unwind
disregard put us all on edge

are others keen to have you around
or try to avoid or dive underground

know that every word and action will affect
so do unto others what you would expect!

are you radiating soft pretty flowers or sharp spiky leaves