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Be Careful What You Say

In the course of your conversation each and every day,
Think twice, try to be careful of what you have to say;

Your remarks may be picked up by someone’s listening ear,
You may be surprised at what some people think they hear.

Things that you innocently say, or try to portray,
Can be changed, and greatly exaggerated along the way;

Many stories change for the worse as they are retold
So try to keep any questionable remarks “on hold.”

May I give all of you some very sound advice?
When you speak of others, say something nice.

Try to say good things, regardless of who is around,
If you have nothing good to say, don’t utter a sound.

You may find that an innocent remark, in the end,
May lose you a close and valued friend.

Henry Lesser, Teamwork, Darnell Corporation