The House That Words Built

There was a house that words built
A sullen, sorry place
No shutters on its windows
Deep darkness on its face

It had no light around it
No landscaping or trees
And, if you wanted inside
Nobody had the keys

This house had heard such hatred
Unhappiness and strife
It couldn’t do one thing right
Despised—it had no life

The owner never cleaned it
Or tended it all
It was in such disrepair
The walls were soon to fall

“You’re ugly and I hate you”
Said Owner to his house
I wish that you would crumble
You’re useless, you’re a louse

This owner’s words were heeded
The house crumbled and fell
Its crash so loud the echo
Still heard—the neighbors tell

The other house that words built
A grand, glorious place
With light filling each crevice
Its windows trimmed with lace

This house was filled with laughter
With dancing, and with joy
Oh, such a welcoming place
To every girl and boy

Its owner praised and bubbled
And gushed about the place
“I love it here! Such beauty!
Come join us in this space!”

And as the owner praised it
This house began to hum
It gleamed with glory and grace
And stands for years to come

So, as you’re building your house
Be careful what you say
Each spoken word has power
And you’ll live there one day.

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