Words in a Box

When words are spoken
intent is more easily heard
inflection is lost
in the type-written word

Is it fair for you to decide
what the words really mean
look for other possibilities
in this faceless machine

Instead of impulsive reaction
to words that are read
maybe ask for an explanation
for what the writer said

Lies not so easily detected
but when red flags appear
how do you distinguish truth
from an unfounded fear

They are just words in a box
unable to cause any harm
alluringly typed
filled with unseen charm

Is it only a concept
or genuinely real
can the words in a box
dictate what you feel

© Abbye

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