Can I Hear Myself?

by Terry Young, RDC


Do you hear what I hear?

Have I listened to myself, lately...


A present day currency, 

of highly questionable value - 

fake news, misinformation, 

rumor, gossip, hearsay.


Of genuine worth are words, 

clear, dignified, transparent, 

trusted speech, 

sincerely and honorably spoken.


Truth, straight as an arrow.

May our actions be authentic,

and the words we speak 

be as straight as arrows. 


Can I hear myself?