Dave Alan Walker

Bronze Star - 2,520 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

The Pain That Words Can Do


Words can stay
like a birthmark
or a scar

Things that you say
things that you do
they work around the mind
like a mouse in a maze

Think before you speak
never underestimate
the pain that words can do

Submitted: Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Comments about this poem (The Pain That Words Can Do by Dave Alan Walker )

  • Bronze Star - 2,851 Points Patricia Grantham (1/17/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    This is a good poem, short and to the point. well said appreciate it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Gary Kedron (12/28/2012 10:18:00 PM)

    So well said...what a statement! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jac Harper (12/26/2012 5:15:00 AM)

    This is a great poem - so true! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,849 Points Kevin Patrick (12/20/2012 8:01:00 PM)

    Words are always sharper then a knife, I should know if names were bullets Id have an M16 riddling my body, but still I stand and do what I must to live. Thank you for writing this and sharing. Worth a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,544 Points Lyn Paul (12/14/2012 7:00:00 AM)

    Yes great words that should be taught when young. Look what teasing / bullying has done to so many. You are so right. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,076 Points Valerie Dohren (12/6/2012 12:10:00 PM)

    So very true - my poem Volcano has the same meaning. Good one Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (12/4/2012 3:52:00 PM)

    words can either kill, or heal... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,060 Points Unwritten Soul (12/1/2012 4:51:00 AM)

    A few words are enough to stain a feeling, and to de-stain that feeling is hardest way we can do..could be impossible too..._lil Soul (Report) Reply

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