Words | Teen Ink


January 9, 2009
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

Sticks and stones
May break bones
But words...
They tear and shred
Until hearts are dead

Sticks and stones
Can make fire
But words...
They are ever-burning embers
They are flames of spoken warmth

Sticks and stones
Can build a house
But words...
They shelter hidden meanings
They sing a shield
Of a universe united

Sticks and stones
Will break my bones
But words...
They speak truth
And they shall set me free

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on Oct. 13 2009 at 8:52 pm
Ren-P. PLATINUM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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"You must give up a life you’d planned in order to have the life that’s waiting for you." ~ Joseph Campbell

I love this. OMG. This is the best thing I've ever read! Keep writing amazing stuff like this, please. :)

on Jul. 31 2009 at 11:40 pm
ScreenName2014 GOLD, West Chester, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone. And do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. - Ida Scott Taylor

Amazing as usual.

on Jul. 24 2009 at 3:20 am
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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wow. thats great. you take the negative meaning, do a good job of explaining it, then go on to explain what we always miss .its great :)

on Jun. 9 2009 at 9:11 pm
benmagos SILVER, Escondido, California
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Thank you for your comments on some of my poems. This one is my favorite of yours though they're all good! I've never seen this kind of take on the sticks and stones. Creative and truthful. Words are too powerful. :)

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on May. 16 2009 at 1:30 am
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
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JooJoo SILVER said...
on May. 5 2009 at 11:36 pm
JooJoo SILVER, Middletown, New York
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this is my life written

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 5 2009 at 11:10 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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What's interesting about this one is that you seem to be talking about the possible harmfulness of words, but then continue to explain that words give a feeling of compassion and warmth. I love the imagery and comparisons.