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The Words MAG

March 3, 2010
By jwarders010 BRONZE, Harrison, Ohio
jwarders010 BRONZE, Harrison, Ohio
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I've been slapped by words,
I've been sliced by words,
I've been punched
right in the stomach.

I've had fights with words
that nobody really meant,
and then there were words so true
they broke me down.

I've seen words,
written words,
played with words,
made up words that
no one would understand.

Words have lifted my mood,
lifted my soul so high
I never thought I'd come down.
Words have made me smile,
made me laugh, made me cry.

I've been moved by words,
I've been stopped by words.
I've had trouble finding
the right words because sometimes they
hide beneath the prison of my tongue.

Words are enigmas, puzzles that
are unsolvable and unusable
in day-to-day conversation.
Words baffle me, words bore me,
words bake inside the oven of my brain.

I've been bruised by words,
burned by words, cut so deep
that recovery seemed uncertain.
The scarred wounds open up sometimes
and the blood is an old friend.

Words have been said that I would
give anything to take back.
Words have hung in the air,
hung from my lips like icicles in January.

I've smiled about words
long after they were said
and written down words that
I wanted to keep forever.

Words haunt my nights and dreams
and even stay with me in the daylight.
Words from songs, words from book and movies,
words from the people I love,
they never leave me alone.

There are words I can't remember
and so many words I'll never forget.
Words have been my friend,
words have become my nemesis.

I am forever learning new words,
forever attempting to express the old words
branded upon my brain.
I hope that if nothing else,
you have felt at least a few of the words
pouring forth from my soul.

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on Apr. 8 2013 at 1:35 pm
fireandrain PLATINUM, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"People who think they are crazy enough to change the world usually end up being the ones who change it."

Wow! This is really cool! I liked the imagery and it was a creative twist on free verse that you usually see.

on Jan. 16 2013 at 6:58 pm
TheLittleThings SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it." Robin Williams

You put this in the best words possbly to refelct on them... love it. i definitely feel the same

on Jan. 16 2013 at 10:55 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

How profoundly and concisely you describe them... I absolutly agree. It is a beautiful poem. Thank You for sharing it. Love it.

on Jan. 3 2011 at 1:42 pm
Almost_Lover GOLD, Mission, South Dakota
14 articles 0 photos 82 comments
I would be lying is I said this is good cause I this it is awesome and it's how I also feel about word, love ur work =]

on Jan. 2 2011 at 12:06 am
bahannahpeel PLATINUM, Bloomington, Illinois
27 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Schools corrupt the mind." The Loco Focos


I love it.

You're awesome

on Mar. 21 2010 at 2:05 pm
this is awesome! it's exactly how I feel sometimes.