Words


Words

Do not spill their guts out on paper anymore

Words

Do not dance out across pages, do not

Sing, do not tell stories, do not

Complain or whine.

Words

Have become hard to reach, become

Resistant, distant, a tad too confused

To blabber on.

Words

Have become silent

Silent like the rocks, silent like the pregnant sky

Pregnant with deep, sorrowful secrets, doubts, suspicions

Knowing but silent

Silent like the enduring Mother Earth

Silent.

Silent like me.

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23 Comments on “Words”

  1. Jillien says:

    my friend. I completely understand where this poem is coming from. I think it’s pretty remarkable that I wrote on this very subject last night! mine is called “palabra” which means words in spanish. Our poems are kin.

    I loved the expressiveness that you put into this poem. It was a wonderful read.

  2. wolfsrosebud says:

    Ahhh… writers have a lot to say.

  3. swanrose says:

    Oh I like this. Very good…

  4. seabell says:

    Silence says a lot too… I enjoyed your words! And, surprisingly, I am the third here to have a fresh poem about words! :)

  5. Alive aLwaYs says:

    That’s a lot of words, amid silence.
    Silence has words too. Nice read!

  6. Sometimes silence can speak louder than words. A person needs a voice though as to be silent is to suffer. The poem was beautifully crafted and a fixating read. Well done.

  7. Jingle says:

    amazing flow…
    words are magical, love your expression in words here.
    smiles.

  8. Walt says:

    Expressed very well with words that do not flow. That in itself is a work of art. Words will never fail you, but they do need a rest from time to time. Allow yourself a breather and then get back in there!

  9. I like the descriptions, words, and flow! It’s saddening and scary to think that one day our words could die, and there would only be silence.

  10. namelessneed says:

    Most writers have met up with this dilemma, even just very temporarily, when the blank page stays that way, challanging you to step up & cross the line, to go ahead and dare a try when it ain’t easy. Good Job.
    & thanx for sharing

  11. Yo, words have become the silent killer they should be. Though i wrote a long time ago about this my poem is called Word Power, so i understand great job here have a great rally and its a pleasure to meet you

  12. clariice says:

    Thought provoking:)
    Words are non-alive. Humans are. We bring out the life in them and use them to create conversations and paint images.
    Happy Rally!

  13. Alcina says:

    So much to grasp in your silent words!!..Pleasure to be a company to this silence..

    Alcina

  14. Beautiful, I have certainly felt this way.

  15. genebrother says:

    Without words conversation is bland
    With silence conversation is peace
    Word poems are great and thank you for your poem.

    Genebrother

  16. Jess says:

    I think you picked lovely words and put them together well. The poem reminds us also to listen to the silence between the words and the things which words cannot convey.

  17. Your words are wonderful. I think there is a lot to be learned in silence.

  18. yep they say so much yet say not much sometimes, most times at the same time lol
    Enjoy the rally, nice write :)

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/rest/

  19. Tally says:

    I agree words can be so hard to reach sometimes, which is why inspiration is a blessing to all writers. Enjoyed the poem tremendously.

  20. Stephanie says:

    Wonderful. I think a lot of writers can identify. I like the sparse wording with the subject matter. :)

  21. Meghna says:

    words…so simple …and yet have a way of abling or disabling your life… of expressing…and then there are silent words…

    good read.

    Thnx for sharing.

  22. Very nice and honest. I can feel the emotion and truth to this poem.

    http://robinelizabeth58.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/to-you/

  23. Very beautiful rendition on the value of words, on the intent of words. A very apt story of the fate of our conscious minds when respect is lacking! And beautifully versed.


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