Sunday, January 28, 2018

Words -- a weekend Poem

Hurdy gurdy words 
When they're saying words won't hurt 
Don't believe a word of it 
And if they say words are toys 
You can say they're full of it 
Words that hurt are sharp pointed, 
said snidely, and with malice 
Words that play run up and down 
In and out wittingly paged 
Abhor using hurtful words 
Play with pretty words instead
_ _ _ 
Poem Copyright, © 2018 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Photo, Amazon dot com, Merriam Webster Official Scrabble Dictionary - 13>99  (link)

I'm linked with Magaly at 
Wikipedia:  It is reported to have appeared in The Christian Recorder of 
March 1862, a publication of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church, where it is presented as an "old adage" in this form:
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.

Labels: , , ,


At Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:33:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Words are sharp and soft... use them with care, and I know cases when we have to use the hard one too.

At Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:22:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Words do have it in them to be able to hurt others. One must hold their tongue lest another heart is broken.

At Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:37:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You're so right!

At Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:49:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good advice, Jim.

At Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:11:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Yes, sir! Only a mad person would think that words don't break bones.

Love the tone and and rhythm of your poem.

At Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:35:00 PM, Blogger WildChild47 said...

And if they say words are toys

I love the simplicity of this piece - the words offered as statements, which are hard to refute or dispute .... and yet offer something as equally lovely, in the playful idea of running up and down a page .... interesting piece :)

At Monday, January 29, 2018 3:50:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Love this, Jim.

At Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Bekkie Sanchez said...

Pretty words are much better.


Post a Comment

<< Home