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The Word Misused I Am

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Below is the poem entitled The Word Misused I Am which was written by poet Kaunda Salimu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Word Misused I Am

I am the word wrongly used....misused/ In a layman's terms I've been ill- treated....abused/ A professional might say I've been charged with serious crimes such as death....accused/ In circumstances where a word for morally corrupt desires would be placed, I've been placed instead....confused/ In situations and relations where I've been understood and carefully managed or used/ by managers or users, I've left them smiling some even laughing....amused/ Some say when they hear my name all they remember is the time I left hurt scratches on them....bruised/ Before existence of man I existed, but can I say I've been released from my duty....excused/ I have appeared in blockbuster movies, best selling books and novels. I've hosted and featured in the most sold songs. Most religions emphasise the usage of me, but the usage of me has been minimised....reduced/ Before I take a bow. I appreciate those who not only understood me but combined me with fellow good words....fused/ But yet still I might I've been used or misused. Abused or accused. Confused or amused. Bruised or excused. Reduced or fused. I am The Word Misused I Am.... LOVE....

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  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Kaunda. Love, Carol

    Salimu Avatar Kaunda Salimu
    Date: 2/29/2012 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow! Thanks for picking my poem Carol. You just gave me more reasons to continue writing. Continue what you're doing and may God richly bless you!
  1. Date: 2/20/2012 8:03:00 AM
    Wow! Really, what is the meaning of the word? Maybe your piece hints at that question. Those who use the word frequently are generally very insecure. Congrats on the selection.daver

    Salimu Avatar Kaunda Salimu
    Date: 2/29/2012 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks alot :-)
  1. Date: 2/20/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Thank you Kaunda for this wonderful poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Salimu Avatar Kaunda Salimu
    Date: 2/29/2012 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading :-)
  1. Date: 12/23/2011 5:27:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Kaunda. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Salimu Avatar Kaunda Salimu
    Date: 12/24/2011 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow.... I feel and appreciate the gesture, Carol. Thank you so much and I'll do so. Grace and peace!
  1. Date: 12/23/2011 3:16:00 PM
    this is very injeyobale...thank you. patrick

    Salimu Avatar Kaunda Salimu
    Date: 12/24/2011 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you enjoyed it....