Words are watching you They gather your thoughts They tell your secrets They spread lies and state truths They can break a heart They ruin friendships or destroy an evening Beware words They can imprison you or set you free
This poem came about as I was mindlessly watching tv and thinking of the impact that certain people’s words have had on others. It got me thinking about the power of words and how easily they can be misused to create harm.
Words flutter dance and jump leaving magic trails or distorted traces but I don’t write I just doodle with words an idea unfinished a thought half-remembered half-finished a torrent of vocabulary tumbling and crashing fighting to be noticed but I don’t write I just doodle with words a tale incomplete distracted characters in incomplete worlds aimlessly wandering a canvas waiting the final brush perhaps painting-by-numbers is my thing? I don’t write I just doodle words