Arti Chopra

Rookie (16 Nov 1953 / Jammu)

Slince Is Better Than Words - Poem by Arti Chopra

SPEAK CAREFULLY

A careless remark
A word, a taunt
Stays in our mind
Continues to haunt
How well we use the tongue
To injure and hurt
How adept we are
In sarcasm,
And being curt
But a loving tone
A polite retort
Makes all the difference
And is eagerly sought
Yet we carry on regardless
Unseeing and blind
Not knowing
What we said
Unfeeling, unkind
Try instead
Making a person feel good
Make someone's day
By saying what you should
A kind word or deed
Goes a long long way,
Before speaking out aloud
Think of what to say.
And if you can't say it well
Stay silent and calm
Silence is more expressive,
Cannot wound, cannot harm


Comments about Slince Is Better Than Words by Arti Chopra

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/13/2013 8:56:00 PM)


    Nice thoughts...thanks for sharing in such a nice poem.
    And if you can't say it well
    Stay silent and calm
    Silence is more expressive,
    Cannot wound, cannot harm
    Absolutely right.
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  • Gajanan Mishra (7/6/2013 5:04:00 AM)


    silence is more expressive, good one, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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  • Anjali V S (7/6/2013 5:00:00 AM)


    this poem made me remember kabirs lines that conveys the same theme as of your p-oem.
    nice poem, i like it.
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  • Anjali V S (7/6/2013 5:00:00 AM)


    this poem made me remember kabirs lines that conveys the same theme as of your p-oem.
    nice poem, i like it.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 6, 2013


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