The written word
is a powerful thing,
from a simple rhyme
to a song we can sing.

With music and melody,
emotions are stirred,
they live in your memory
from the day they are heard.

Words of love
in a letter so sweet,
a promise or vow
from a dear heart, to keep.

Simple words
and yet meaning so much,
caressing within,
your heart they do touch.

Words of dear thanks
and appreciation,
for helping out
in a tense situation.

Words of support
when life takes so much,
helping you heal
without even a touch.

Words of hate
that hurt you deep down,
chilling your soul
until you feel you must drown.

Words of deceit
and careless lies,
till running like rivers,
the tears from your eyes.

Words of defeat,
unacceptable to all,
the merest utterance
can cause us to fall.

Words of defiance;
of steely mettle,
no problem too large
for us all to settle.

Words of comfort
on our darkest days,
a shoulder to lean on
when feeling dismayed.

Until the soul recovers,
with loud battle roar!
Words of victory
as we settle the score.


Written by Darren Scanlon, 17th May 2014.
Revised 14th October 2015.
©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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