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Empty Words

Words at the edges
Of your Tongue
Are not merely Words.

A Thought trying
Desperately to be expressed.

If hope lie in words
Is Hopelessness the absence?
No sound, no chirp, no brighter day ahead.
Engulfed by Darkness and Dread

If words are crucial to meaning
Why are they misused?
When slang destroys the basis of Thought
When LOL substitutes true Laughter
When a text makes Emotion
What do we do next?

Just ink on paper
Stained but not Bled

We await the future


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  1. Date: 7/20/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Fear not language has always GROWN and you can help see that the old is not forgotten as well as learn the new! Congrad's on your fine write making it through to round one in an international poetry contest. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Takashi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 2:48:00 PM
    I like this poem abd agree with your thoughts on electronic devices replacing face-to-face communication.

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Takashi. Love, Carol