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The Power of words

May 15, 2014
By Dezarae SILVER, Wentzville, Missouri
Dezarae SILVER, Wentzville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"When your going through hell, keep going."

Your words are powerful weapons.
You may not realize just how negatively they can influence people
when you put someone down.
You make them feel like the bottom of a shoe.
Walked all over and talked down to.
Sometimes you may not know it,
but your words control emotions.
Sometimes you may not know it,
but people take the things you say to heart.
A lot of people say words can't hurt.
A lot of people are wrong.
If your words are powerful enough,
your words can inflict physical pain.
Your words are self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Your words are the ugly scars of slit wrists.
Your words are the bottle of sleeping pills
being swallowed by the dozen,
for a peaceful escape.
Your words are what seems to some,
the only solution and an easy way out.
Your words are the silent tears,
shed by your victims.
Your words are the fake smiles.
Your words are the lies
of the victims that say their fine,
but are silently crying for help.
Silently searching for a reason to keep going.
Silently searching for light
in a dull and dark time.
Your words are someones final straw,
that last thing that makes them believe
they have nothing else.
That last thing that makes up their mind
before they end everything they have.
Your words have great power.
And that power can not only hurt,
but sometimes the power of your words can kill.

The author's comments:
My school did a theater production called the bully plays, The stories and scenes that were there really inspired me to write about my opinion on bullying and just how much it can affect someone.

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This article has 3 comments.

on May. 22 2014 at 3:44 pm
Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” --Albert Einstein

I really appreciate this poem. I've seen how impactful words can be, so this definitely spoke to me. No pun intended. Really well written

Psychedelik said...
on May. 21 2014 at 7:19 pm
Psychedelik, Urbandale, Iowa
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This is well written, a very relevant message in today's world!

on May. 21 2014 at 3:56 pm
JJ_Lone PLATINUM, Davenport, Washington
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this is awesome!!! and amazing!!!! you just need to work on a little grammer but other than that, awesome!!! keep up the great work!! this also got to me a lot!!