The Power of Words

The theme for this poem has been suggested by a dear friend Amrutha, so full credit to her for the idea! enjoy 🙂

What are words,

but bits of ink,

splattered on sheets of paper,

or clouds of smoke on a frosty morning,

from your mouth to a worthy listener!

What are words,

but decorative lines,

that make sense to you and me,

that millions others cannot decipher,

still manage effortlessly,

& yet,

they mean so much more,

when understood, clearly,

capable of breaking happy hearts

or patching them up,

in a jiffy!

The pen is mightier than the sword they say,

it’s the words that make it to be,

Inflicting wounds worse than a sword,

that stay raw permanently.

& yet,

people toss them around,

sometimes so carelessly,

don’t they realise the power they exude,

even if mumbling,

incoherently?

One may recover from a physical wound,

but the scars from words never heal,

so think twice before you blurt them out,

saving others,

untold misery!

W- Weapons of mass destruction

O- Open to ambiguous interpretation

R- Reveal much about the person

D- Destroy fragile relations

S- So choose them with care; with consideration

© Apurva

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About Apurva

Unabashed introvert, closet extrovert with artistic female obsession, hormonal male obsession, a penchant for wit and humour, crazy belly dancer, emotional fool, yet sober and boisterous kid lover, is running away with treasures and secrets from the darkest corners of her mind. Kindly catch her if you can and send her to love's eternal prison

Posted on October 21, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Fab work and Nicely Ended.. Fab work and Nicely Ended.. \m/

  2. ah definitely makes one think, I dig the truth in your words Apurva. they can take you or the other person in either direction, thanks for this lovely reminder! wishing you the best of everything 🙂 ♥

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