Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

The Effect Of Words - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Her words stung like a wasp
Their effect had me in a sad grasp
I never knew words hurt so much
Those words postulated a form of retouch

You see;
Words make you
Words break you
Words can set you free
Words can let you be

You see;
Words tend to hurt
When dished out carelessly without effort
The right choice of words can give hope
The wrong choice of words can take away hope
And make someone tie themselves with a rope

Words can make you love
Words can make you hate
Words can encourage
Or set you on a stormy rage
Words need to be sensitive
Words can be expensive
When constructively comprehensive

If you dismiss words saying they don't hurt
You are wrong my dear, so wrong
Then why do we have courts?
Saturated with overpriced lawyers
Confusing us with grammer
Abusing us with grammer
Reducing any chances of freedom if you stammer
As you stand before that vicious unpredictable hammer

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

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  • Brian Dorn (4/28/2006 10:28:00 AM)

    Words must be chosen very carefully, for once they have been spoken (either by mouth or on paper) they will forever have meaning. Nice write!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 28, 2006

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