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Only Words

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Only Words

  words sometimes seem inadequate
   when someone has deceased 
    words sometimes seem inadequate
     when someone's world has fallen apart
      words sometimes seem inadequate
       when someone is struck with an incurable illness
        words  sometimes seem inadequate
         when all hope seems to be lost
           words sometimes seem inadequate
 but....with words we convey our understanding
showing that we care.


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  1. Date: 7/3/2012 3:48:00 PM
    a soup mail update! :)

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:48:00 AM
    very touching poem phyllis

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 5:59:00 PM
    nothing beats a hug.

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 6/26/2012 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    nothing beats a hug but words echo love in the heart
  1. Date: 6/23/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Well designed and expressed! Your repetitions are most effective... and your conclusion? philosophical! Well done, Phyl!! Best wishes, Keith :)

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 6/23/2012 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I find it hard to know what to say when life takes an awful turn.
  1. Date: 6/23/2012 2:06:00 PM
    That is a hard time to know what to say..We always want to help and not to hurt..Enjoyed reading your work this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Your kind review was uplifting..Sara

    Babcock Avatar Phyllis Babcock
    Date: 6/23/2012 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    guess I am getting music mixed with poetry ha ha sorry about that. always seem to be in a hurry these days. one heck of a busy month coming up.
  1. Date: 6/23/2012 1:30:00 PM
    These words come from the wellspring of your heart...I am delighted at the depth of this poem of yours, Phyl. Many thanks for stopping over to read one of mine also. love to u, gwendolen

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 6/23/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i was tickled too death when u called my acrostic an "acoustic" bc I feel that's what the Bible is...words to be heard...;0
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 8:50:00 PM
    this is really wonderful. Words indeed seem so inadequate in times like these, but i love what you said in the end. Very nicely said, dear.

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 12:03:00 PM
    I could not agree with you more Phyllis.. This is a beauty, love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Beautiful written Phyllis, words can say so much......love it. - Nicely done. - oxox love Anne-Lise