Treasure Island

Eric Cockrell


Words.... (Poetry Itself)


words do not heal the broken hearted,
words do not end wars.
words do not change the face of indifference,
words do not impress god!
words do not feed the hungry,
nor set the captives free.
words do not give shelter to the homeless,
or hope to those ridden with despair.
words do not stop discrimination,
words do not bring justice.
words do not bring forgiveness,
nor do they bring understanding...
words do not fill the empty,
nor erase the scars of love...
words do not define dialogue!

it is only then,
the hands and feet of the human heart...
and poetry itself is nothing more,
than the action of involved compassion!

Submitted: Monday, October 08, 2012

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  • Hans Vr (10/9/2012 6:50:00 AM)

    The gift of words, the gift of time, the gift of life
    Thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

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