Valsa George


Nuggets of Wisdom. No.1


ON WORDS

Words have a circuitous route
As foetus to the womb, they cling to the heart
But ram into the brain as a train of thought
And through our lips are expelled out

These vehicles of thought relentlessly run
Building bridges between man and man
They unite mankind as a single clan
Exposing our minds for others to scan

Silence, when utterance needed is sin
Use your words discreetly so as to win
Let them not ring as sonorous din
Throw the raucous words down to the bin

Know, our words have the power to heal or mar
So check out words to see if they scar
Use them never as tools to sneer
But as balm for men who wear and tear

Let our words come out lucid and clear
Let they ever be words of cheer
Let them rhyme as music to the ear
Let them never take the tone of a mutineer!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (3/18/2014 12:04:00 PM)

    great poem Valsa, deep insightful and true, 'a wicked tongue a=is sharper than a sword', u really gave such proverbs a meaning through your poems..... (Report) Reply

  • Mike Barrett (1/16/2014 5:36:00 PM)

    Hi Valsa, you're right on the money with this advice. One of our Eck teachings says this, Before speaking ask yourself is what you're about to say necessary? Is it true? Is it kind? If any of these three elements are missing, don't speak. A tough test, but sage advice! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/21/2013 6:30:00 AM)

    Another lovely poem, words can be so lovely or so unkind. Have you read my Words poem? (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (5/21/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    Very wise Valsa. Words have true power, ask the Archons. We do have to exercise care where words are used. I love the whole poem. Nowt wrong with a bit of mutiny now and again though :) (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (5/19/2013 4:49:00 AM)

    Words have a circuitous route
    As foetus to the womb, they cling to the heart
    But ram into the brain as a train of thought
    And through our lips are expelled out...............................fantastic words in the 1st stanza.. beautiful imagery...love it.. (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (5/18/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    one of the best drops i have gone through recent times.words have the power to make war as well as peace.nice ink.loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/18/2013 2:21:00 AM)

    Very inspirational poem, Valsa! The didactic wisdom is profound and with each of the five para's in splendid rhyme scheme it is so musical! Fantastic! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (5/17/2013 8:52:00 AM)

    Wow! Just amazing.Words playing with words, behind the screen wisdom laughs. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (5/16/2013 4:17:00 AM)

    indeed a standard work of wisdom...No: 1 means we are waiting for more platters of nuggets! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/15/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful, only disagree with, tone of a mutineer,
    being one myself, what can I say.
    However, the next time I steal a ship I shall
    be much more polite than I have in the past.
    Excellent write regarding the power words contain. (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (5/15/2013 11:44:00 AM)

    These vehicles of thought relentlessly run
    Building bridges between man and man
    They unite mankind as a single clan

    great to heart fill with love (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/15/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    Words are all we poets have but they can be mightier than a sword. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (5/15/2013 2:09:00 AM)

    I like the way you use words Never to harm or to sneer. I wish that more people thought before the spoke. Great poem 10/10 thanks for sharing BB: O) + (Report) Reply

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