Sunday, June 3, 2018

Words--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada


In life tell the truth.
Say what you mean
--- mean what you say.
Take responsibility, be accountable
for your actions and your words.
Be compassionate to others.
Think before you leap
Words can uplift---words can hurt.
Be careful of the words you speak.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Dear Phyllis,

    Words can be a powerful weapon when used in the wrong way, words can be uplifting and sooth one's spirit. You described it very well in your poem.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  2. Phyllis,
    An inspiring poem. Sometimes my tongue gets me into trouble. I have heard of the anthology "Snippets" edited by Karen, but have never heard of "On Butterfly Wings". Was it also edited by Karen? I am just curious.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  3. yes, such words of wisdom here, Phyll xx

  4. Hi Phyllis. What a powerful poem. I really enjoyed it. I like every line and verse, especially when you write, "Take responsibility, be accountable for your actions and your words." I fell like in our society today, way too many want to say and do whatever they want, but do not want to face the consequences of the the things the say and do that are out of line. Very nice write. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  5. Yours is very sound advice, Phyllis! Every word counts! Only fools speak without thinking. Regards // paul

  6. Truly organized & wonderful of words Phyllis
    Knight Writer