mashal zehra


the power of words


The power of words

A deluge of pain swept through my heart
Rendering me weak and fragile
Their trenchant remarks too did little to soothe me
Yes, but they were able to cripple me,
To harm me, to bruise me and to agonize me
But no! Who am I to say this?
For a caged bird is never spoken to or heard to
This you see is the power of words!

Such remarks are easily uttered, easily related
And easily remembered by others
But the harm they cause is far greater
It is in fact just what is required to inhume a living soul,
Just enough to attack a thumping heart,
Just enough to kill a living soul
This you see is the power of words!


A saga of emotions that beats me down,
Encloses me in sheer darkness, away from the light
But I have no fear, neither any hope
For my heart has but become a stone
For my heart now carries no feelings
Grieve me, is all what their words do
Their words sear through my heart
And shatter it into pieces – pieces
Those are difficult to recompose.
This you see is the power of words!







Disillusioned, I weep, I cry and wail
‘ So what! ’ is all what they say and move away
For who cares for a minor; a captured slave
No one, I regret to say, no one!
A question surfaces but never goes answered –
Why am I, I a broken soul thriving in this unfair world?
So sorry I saddened you through my lachrymose cries
This you see is the power of words!

Submitted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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  • Rookie - 73 Points Rani Turton (2/19/2008 10:48:00 AM)

    The power of words to wound or break sensitivity is terrible. Don't let them hurt you that way. Don't harden yourself. Just carry on and be good and gentle with yourself. Good poem. (Report) Reply

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