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The Potency of Words

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The Potency of Words

Potent words can move the soul to be still Writers’ pens may look frail, or so they seem The hands may never touch, but the hearts will Handle with care, words can be volatile Lambasting love and life, deflating dreams Potent words can move the soul to be still Seeds of thoughts grow into wisdom’s tendrils Reaching deep within, bursting the heart’s seams The hands may never touch, but the hearts will Sometimes the simplest words, without the frills are those that capture hearts, that make them gleam Potent words can move the soul to be still Words easily pass through mountains and hills, Friendships formed, faith restored, and love redeemed The hands may never touch, but the hearts will A wealth of words touch beyond writers’ quills Ink from within have warmed lives like sunbeams Potent words can move the soul to be still The hands may never touch, but the hearts will ** June 17, 2010-- written for Dr. Ram’s Villanelle Me contest :)

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  1. Date: 6/23/2011 6:01:00 PM

    Hi Nikko I have been reading a lot of poetry lately and yours are outstanding. You have a gift that elaborate a simple theme. I'm no expert in this field, my only strength is my love for it. See you again next time. Dalila

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 4:12:00 PM

    Congratulations, Nikko, on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 8:58:00 AM

    Congratulations Nikko on your poem's honored place, "Way to Go! Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:08:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the big contest..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 2:38:00 PM

    Hi Nikko.Not only skilfully written but your words are potent.They speak truths and they speak to the heart.Words can have great power, to hurt and to heal.The poet uses them to convey thoughts and feelings and to reflect moods as you have done here.A very interesting and enjoyable write.Glad you achieved a win.Well deserved.Love June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:25:00 AM

    Nikko - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 9:51:00 PM

    Congratulations Nikko. I like the rhythm of your work. well done. regards Margaret

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 7:53:00 AM

    Big congratulations to you for this fine placement in the soup contest, Nikko! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 5:09:00 AM

    My heartiest congratulations dear nikko for this super win. The poem is just awesome.

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 4:34:00 AM

    Hey nikko,warmest congrats to you on having your wonderful poem winning the Poetry Soup international Contest. keep your passionate pen flowing with inspiration and keep up the creative writes. You are such a wonderful talent. Keep writing. Love always. Adeleke.

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 12:53:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the PS Intl. Contest, Nikko! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Nikko in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 7:28:00 AM

    Congratualtions, nikko, on your win in the International contest with this beautiful poem.. Love Constance

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:22:00 AM

    Super congrats Nikko on your big win in the P.S. contest on site with this brilliant entry my sweet friend.. enjoy your special place of honor today with lots of luv ...

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 12:49:00 AM

    Horayyyy for you, nikko! This is really amazing, no wonder it got to the winner's circle!;) Big congrats to you:) Hugs, Emilia:)

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 11:57:00 PM

    wow, Nikko. I am so happy for you. So glad to see this poem finally get the honor it deserved. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:15:00 PM

    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:00:00 PM

    My Dear Exotic Princess, Nikko, well a SOUPER CONGRATULATIONS to YOU For YOUR WIN in the July POETRYSOUP Contest A well deserved Win with this Marvelous Villanelle LOVE YOU ALWAYS, YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:56:00 PM

    hey Nikko, Congrats! :)

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:55:00 PM

    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 8:25:00 AM

    Good write, nikko. A poet's hopes. Congrats on the selection. Dave

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:55:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Nikko. Wishing you the best always on your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 3:11:00 AM

    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:48:00 PM

    Congrats Nikko on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 11:31:00 PM

    Nikko, I am rereading it again. The only thing I could say is that you did not always use EXACT rhymes with the middle rhyme: for example, seem/dreams/redeemed. You put s on one rhyming word and ed on another. Except for that, the poem was perfection, dear! Yeah, that dang haiku snuck into my poem, "Is she the One" haha How embarrassing. I finally got it out of there. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 1:40:00 PM

    Wonderful! What a beautiful message. Like it a lot. Best wishes in the contest. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement. Karen

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 10:46:00 PM

    YOu DID VERY WELL with your first(?) villanelle, dear friend. I love your theme and how you dwelled on "friendships" with those who share our passion for poetry whose hands do not touch , only hearts! great thoughts, NIkko. i have NO IDEA how this contest can be judged. I have seen way too many great entries. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 8:39:00 AM

    Wow is right Nikko An Awesome write....Larry

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 5:55:00 AM

    words say so much, can change situations in the blink of an eye.. enjoyed this Nikko - rgds WN

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 5:34:00 AM

    Wow! Nikko your words about words speak a lot.. You put lots of motion in to every line. this is awesome Words are one of the biggest concepts in life. You sure pinpointed them right,..have a nice one,..p.d.