Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


The Power Of Words - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

They can be written
spoken, whispered,
hidden, forbidden,
remembered,
forgotten.

They have their power
to be listened to,
to be read,
to be reflected,
accepted
or rejected.

They can build,
and rebuild
They can destroy
They can comfort
and heal.


Comments about The Power Of Words by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/24/2017 6:52:00 PM)


    Your poem really describes what poetry is about.++++++10

    You will like my A Hauntingly Beautiful Word.

    Robert
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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (1/12/2016 8:23:00 AM)


    Thanks, Ernest, for your wonderful response. Keep on reading and keep on posting your poems. I hope I get more time to read more poems of my co-poets here. May New year give us all energy and inspiration to write verses which can inspire. Thanks a thousand times. (Report) Reply

  • Ernest Makuakua (1/12/2016 4:23:00 AM)


    words words words beautiful poem sister i love the piece
    They have their power
    to be listened to,
    to be read,
    to be reflected,
    accepted
    or rejected.

    They can build,
    and rebuild
    They can destroy
    They can comfort
    and heal.

    and we play with words beautiful
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  • Babatunde Aremu (9/18/2015 9:04:00 AM)


    Yes, they are creative, edifying, if rightly used vice versa. Nice thought! (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/21/2016 3:33:00 AM)

    Yes, I do agree with you, Babatunde Aremu. Words can edify those who read. Let us continue to use words to inspire and edify us and others who read and hear our words.

  • (9/13/2015 4:17:00 PM)


    Its like what A Tribe Called Quest said, the word is the herb deep as Bob Marley, so much can come out of words, the bad and the good, the power of the pen can be a great medicine, Words can unite us or conquer us, fantastic stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/21/2015 8:13:00 AM)


    The wonders of words are here powerfully penned! (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/21/2016 3:32:00 AM)

    Thanks for your positive reply, Howard.

  • Clarence Prince (11/19/2014 11:28:00 AM)


    So very true, words power can do almost everything!
    Whether they are spoken words or written words;
    they've got power to do or to undo! Well done, Elizabeth!
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/28/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    Thanks for your positive comment on this entry.

  • Shabeeh Haider (11/11/2014 1:17:00 PM)


    true indeed. I t is all in the words (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/18/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Thanks, Shabeeh, for your reponse. Wonderful, that you can affirm that this poem has truth in itself.

  • Chinedu Dike (9/23/2014 2:17:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem written with insight. I had to pause and reflect for a while after reading this poem. Lovely. Thanks for sharing. Please have a look at my poem #409 MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2012 5:46:00 AM)


    Short to the point and so so good in its meaning and the ending...great... thanks regards (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (9/4/2012 5:27:00 AM)


    i honestly Love this (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/18/2014 3:19:00 AM)

    Dear Kelvin, thanks for responding. I have not been so active before. It has taken me time to learn to navigate here. But it is coming... Thanks for supporting...

  • (9/1/2012 3:50:00 PM)


    Brief, but so meaningful. Words, the greatest invention of mankind-A worthy write. Glad to have found you (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/18/2014 3:18:00 AM)

    Dear friend, Joseph, great to read your response. Thanks a lot. It is only now I realize how to respond here.

  • (8/30/2012 3:53:00 PM)


    Words are the paints to a canvas of expression.
    The finish product can be so abstract, that it no single person see it the same way.
    Indeed it is a very well written and true poem.
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    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/18/2014 3:16:00 AM)

    Thanks for your beautiful response, Ace of Black Hearts. I do appreciate it.

  • (8/30/2012 3:22:00 PM)


    Very well written and oh so true. (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (8/21/2014 6:17:00 AM)

    Thanks, Kathleen, for taking time to respond. I think this is one of my very simple verses. But I think in simplicity it is also possible to communicate something deep. I think this is also something you agree.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2012



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