Words

Do not dazzle me  

With fine words.

For they are empty,

Sloughed off shells–

Hollow.

 

Do not sernade  me

With silver-lipped songs.

For I hear not

You angel tongues–

Silent.

 

But woo me

With your whisper

Raw and soul filled

This I hear–

Listen.

 

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To Touch the Words

Today, we celebrate the National Day of Prayer. I pray in poetry–the only way, I know how. May our words be clothed in grace and practiced in love.

My hands must touch the words.  

Your words inked out on gossamer thin paper.

The vast whiteness of page, filled with You, the Word.

Yet, the more I touch these words–paper and ink–

The less I feel You, the Word, the Word of Glory.

Perhaps, You couldn’t live in the abstract words either,

And You broke free from the prison page.

Clothed in human hands and feet–to mingle and live

With humanity.

 


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Prison

Image courtesy of Keith Williamson and Flickr Creative Commons

Dirt crumbles,

Fingers trace a square

In the dust.

Squatting in the middle, I wait.

You fling a flurry

Of poisoned barbed words.

Silence– I refuse to answer,

Except for my trowel, mortar, bricks.

Slowly, my shield rises up

From bone dry earth.

Higher, higher, I build this perfect room

To keep you out.

But I never intended

To wall myself inside

This prison tomb.

 

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How Do You Define….

As a writer, I am always curious how people use and define words. We know that words have more than a simple Webster’s definition because connotations add such depth, richness, loveliness to what could be a rather dry, dead language…Hello, Latin….oh, wait you have been in the dead language graveyard for awhile.

So, today, I would like to hear how you define this word……

LIBERAL

I will post my definition in an upcoming post this week. But today, it is your turn to define LIBERAL.