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Just A Word

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Just A Word

                                INDIANA’S BEST KNOWN IMAGE                   JUST A WORD
AND                    YET SO POWERFUL, YES, JUST                                   A WORD
SHORT              AND TO THE POINT, BUT TO                       SOME           IT IS A
WARM              AND HEALING WORD, IT                       BRINGS HOPE         AND
PEACE               AND LIGHT UNTO OUR                      WORLD, IT CAN           BE
  SEEN               THE WORLD OVER, IT                  NEVER SEEMS TO             BE
LOST,                IT KNOWS THAT                     IT’S JUST A WORD                YET
THER                IS NO DENYING                  THAT IT IS VITAL                        TO
EVERY               LIFE ON EARTH,      I      AM CERTAIN IT                           WILL
PROVE               TO BE MORE          OF    A NECCESITY                            THAN 
EVEN                 THE VERY            AIR                                             THAT WE
                                                BREATHE,                            WITHOUT THIS
                                               WORD WE                       CAN’T REALLY BE    
                          ALIVE
I AM                CERTAIN OF          THAT, JUST A            WORD, BUT I
KNOW              THAT IT IS           A VITAL PART            OF HUMANITY,
THERE               WOULD          BE NOTHING OF              THE JOY         WE
KNOW                 TODAY         AND ONLY HURT             UPON            A COLD
EARTH, I               CAN          BUT IMAGINE THE                                EVIL IN
A WORLD,              A           HELL, WHERE THIS              WORD          DID NOT
EXIST, I CRY                      FOR THOSE WHO DO           LIVE IN          THIS
WORLD, I AM                   SURE THAT MANY DO             JUST THAT, AND
I PRAY THAT I               WILL NEVER FIND THAT             I INHABIT A
PLACE WHERE I           HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE                 OF THIS
WORD, THIS IS            NOT JUST A WORD.


*Based on Robert Indiana's "Love", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(sculpture)

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Many congratulations Sharon this is cool xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 10:44:00 PM
    What an awesome poem Sharon. Big congrats on your deserved win. xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Sharon, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 4:41:00 PM
    how creative you are. This is very unique and you chose a great subject for your poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:38:00 PM
    WOW! Exceptional! I love this Concrete poem! It's a number one in my book! Congratulation on your win, Sharon! This is art! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Congratulations with this very original take on a contemporary art piece, Sharon. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Sharon, this poem is a work of art itself. I can't get over how perfectly you created the LOVE sculpture with text. The poem itself starts off in a very endearing way, but the ending is my favourite part. It is amazing how much impact one short word can have - and how much impact the absence of one short word can have. Beautifully expressed. Congratulations on your win in my contest!

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    Date: 2/8/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If you liked that one, have a look at "Mona Lisa" I couldn't put it on PoetrySoup, but you can read it on my blog. Just click on the jpeg at the bottom of the blog to open it in a separate window, where you can zoom in to read the text. http://sharonswritersblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/building-with-concrete.html Thanks for the placement!