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    Words Are My Legacy

    Words
    sharp as daggers
    cut wounds so deep
    time cannot heal yet
    mend broken hearts
    calm troubled souls
    right gravest wrongs
    relax anxious psyches

    Words
    trample spirits
    quench passions yet
    bring hope
    reinforce faith
    build character
    uplift expectations

    Words
    pointed but often
    missing the point
    cursed from unbridled tongues yet
    God-sent blessings in times of need
    complimentary when deserving or
    when not

    Words
    the vile’s graffiti
    the uncouth’s expletives yet
    lovers’ compositions
    dreamers’ poems
    sublime rhyme paradigms:
    nine fine lines, dines yet pines
    sweet wines, splines align sines

    Words
    a fool’s cheap wine
    a complainer’s vinegar yet
    champagne of the wise
    sweet honey of the optimist:
    prized for insight and
    cherished for good sense

    Words
    tofu for the silly
    sugar’s empty calories for the
    self-centered, self-indulgent yet
    refresh the mindful
    encourage the soulful
    nourish the thoughtful
    sustain the watchful

    Words
    destroy beauty
    slash life’s canvases yet
    inspire creators of splendor
    motivate inventors of wonders
    excite painters of hopes
    stimulate dreams minds can conceive

    Words
    split relationships beyond repair
    smash friendships yet
    bind two as one when
    braided with understanding
    interwoven with love
    knitted with forgiveness

    Words
    when foolishly uttered: squandered
    if malicious or deceitful: criminal
    priceless treasures when
    thoughtfully
    selflessly spoken
    timeless if
    skillfully written

    If I am remembered by my words
    shall I choose words that
    lift up or tear down
    encourage or demean
    praise or curse?
    Words are my legacy: Lord grant me
    wisdom deciding which to use
    Last edited by DRayVan; 07-05-2018 at 06:45 AM.

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    great piece here.
    great use of imageries and vocabulary
    a lot to take in but very well done
    words are magical
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    this is one of my favourite stanza

    Words
    a fool’s cheap wine
    a complainer’s vinegar yet
    champagne of the wise
    sweet honey of the optimist:
    prized for insight and
    cherished for good sense
    for obvious reasons
    Last edited by cacian; 07-05-2018 at 01:17 PM.

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    Bravo, this is epic! I love the structure you used in each stanza and the clear imagery of contrasts of the power of words. Well-written, I would have loved to have thought of and written this.

    Beautifully, the last line is inspiring!
    Last edited by Shadowlight; 07-05-2018 at 05:23 PM.

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    What a wonderful poem.
    You really make one think twice. Love it.
    Kizzo
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