Words Are Such Perfect Traitors Poem by Bharati Nayak

Words Are Such Perfect Traitors

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They rise in me
Like large waves
Overpowering me
I surrender to them
I feel so powerless

They are beautiful
Colorful
Dreams floating across sky
Like a milky way
I just want to hold them
In my hand
Oh my hand, so small to hold
They slip away
I love
To enclose them
In a bracket of words
But-
Words are such perfect traitors- - -

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: writings,dreams
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A line from Daniel Brick's poem inspired me to write this poem
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Daniel Brick 26 March 2016

We are alike in our SHEER LOVE of words. I think this love is what makes both of us poets because as you say in your poem I JUST WANT TO HOLD THEM I MY HAND - a sensitive and innocent gesture. But our love for words doesn't blind us to the danger when are misused by dictators, terrorists, politicians, advertisers, etc.We must be vigilant, and your poem fulfils that need

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Bharati Nayak 29 March 2016

Thank you for your valuable comment.The title of this poem has been borrowed from a line of your poem- 'The Abandoned Poem '. Í just loved it.I want to express my dreams, feelings through words.They seem so near, but at the right moment they vanish.You rightly said- We are alike in our SHEER LOVE of words

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Bri Edwards 20 November 2021

Bharati, i THINK you are saying you'd like to use words to help you keep dreams, but words are not adequate to perform that task. tsk, tsk, tsk. bri ;)

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Kelly Kurt 05 April 2016

Words cannot do justice to the thoughts they dare to represent, yet they are all we have. Well conceived and written

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Bharati Nayak 07 April 2016

Thank you so much for your valuable comment.Yes, words sometimes fail us

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Ruta Mohapatra 02 October 2022

Congrats on POD! I can relate to this poem...

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Ramesh T A 01 October 2022

Best Wishes to the Poet!

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Okim Otu 01 October 2022

Congrats on being members POD for today

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Richard Wlodarski 01 October 2022

Bharati, your incredibly beautiful and moving poem pays great tribute to a poet who had inspired so many poets on PH. Your poem is so absolutely worthy of POD! Heartiest of Congrats on receiving this honour!

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Sandra Feldman 01 October 2022

Correct! Loved it.

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