Treasure Island

maitreyee joshi

(5 january)

#Words


Words, words,
More words.
Words, that throng,
Congest and crowd.

Words, soft,
Mysterious whispers,
Or loud proclamations,
Never match the decibels,
Of emotion and vanish
In the stratosphere.

Words in a torrid spat,
Collide and clash,
And fall down like,
Pieces of broken glass.

Words, diplomatic,
Like torque,
Twist and turn,
And loose their reason.

Words, driven by,
Reckless, waging tongue,
Lacerate the heart.
Or words naughty,
That are not meant to be,
But still mean a lot.

But, words simple, genuine,
Straight and polite,
Start with one,
Reach, linger and then reside,
With the other.

Submitted: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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  • Wojja Fink (4/18/2009 7:17:00 AM)

    vowels connsonants collide in flight
    well chosen words explode with light..........good reminder thank you....John (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/18/2009 1:53:00 AM)

    The hollow beings speaks hollow words which disappear in the air as soon as it is spoken.......genuine person speaks genuine words that lingers in mind and soul.........Swami Vivekanada just spoke.........Brothers and Sisters from the podium and it was applauded for 5 minutes the same words are spoken by millions of orators and all are unimpressed...........Good Write.... (Report) Reply

  • Indira Babbellapati (4/18/2009 1:18:00 AM)

    by and large, all human constructs-that includes language-fall short of measuring to human emotions, doc! your verse flows... (Report) Reply

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