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                      Words


Words, this life, knows no stronger force
These fragments with such ease we wield
Even love, they will steer off its course 
And fell the high and mighty in the field

Unthinking we may use one by mistake
Throw out the smallest humble negative
Not realising how that one may grate
And find a heart unwilling to forgive

At times we twist them to our greatest gain
How simple is the art; Manipulate
With disregard for whom they may cause pain
With no concern for chaos they create

A means that has no other parallel
To take us to the plain of joy
Or plunge us into blackest hell
Unequalled is their power to destroy

We use them each, to communicate
To both confound and un-confuse
On their answers, we must ever wait
Whilst in reply, decide, which ones to choose

And on that throw of dice, win or lose


R D Seal   13 April 2013


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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Read this again, Mr Seal.....Lovely

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Hi Richard; This is very good. Sometimes we use the wrong words and we hurt those that we love. We should be careful on what words we use. I try very hard not to ever offend no one. Many blessings to you.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Good afternoon Richard, maybe you will post a new poem today... :-) and stop by and say hi later on... Linda

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Great work about a topic that touchest on everyone of us whether we are searching for the perfect word for a poem or sad because we used words to hurt someone..Enjoyed reading this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 1:29:00 AM
    richard, on your fun comment on that poem of mine about two dark eyes, it could never be a self portrait because I have very light green eyes! I wish you had some poems I could read. I think I have seen all of them on your list now. I will do a quick check of some titles further down!!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 2:41:00 AM
    Well this is quite nice, though sometimes words get in the way. have a great day Rick ;}

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:28:00 PM
    how is this for a smile. I logged on just to comment your new poem.... but first..... I must show you what my smile looks like today * ]------------[ * <------ that is a very tired smile.... he he he I had to fake smile all day today. Now my smile can barely lift the evil grin i want to give you right now... LOL :-) Linda

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/20/2013 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    any smile from you is always welcome, I'll never believe you're a faker
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:09:00 AM
    you are on my wave length. I have written many poems on the power of words!! Good job with this one. And guess what. you are my LAST comment here tonight (now this morning) Have a good day!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, thank you Petal, always the bridesmaid an never the bride, that's me for sure @ last ha ha, Thank you for the comment Andrea, am sure we are at wave length.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Some people are great manipulatorsl and sure can cause a lot of damagel I love your poem. Words have a lot of power. They can make or break a person. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/18/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla, I always love reading your word
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:19:00 PM
    oh so much damage and yet so much pleasure from these little words strung together, well done xx

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/15/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always much pleasure in words and wit Mandy, thank you
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Yes, I agree with you Richard ....... Also .... win or lose !!!- Very well done - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/15/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise, and for for visit, always appreciated.
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 4:53:00 PM
    For sure, words gladden and sadden, elate and cause hate. I'm known to shoot from the hip and have to use words to shoot my way out again. Lovely piece, Richard. :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/14/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll go find my bullet proof vest then loool
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:54:00 PM
    What inspired this? A very timely poem, Richard. I thoroughly enjoyed every line of this amazing write. My favorite lines? To take us to the plain of joy Or plunge us into blackest hell I've been both places because of words. I've sent people to both places. I often wish to pray the prayer in the Bible, "Lord, set a guard over my mouth." That surely would save a heap of trouble, would't it? ;) Have a great day! Smiles from Beirut.

    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow...I felt it
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/14/2013 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Will try. Thanks for your regular visits! :) Makes me happy!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/14/2013 5:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol @ heap of trouble. Surely not you my dear Eileen. Pleased you enjoyed it. I have been writing a poem that includes the line, 'To be cruel or be kind', that I thought would go well, so I'll leave it in now. Hope your keeping well and do take care, with your words lol
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Hello Richard, humble and negative, the encouragement of your words, ~all about life. Does it matter how we use the words, in which connect us in the proper ways of communication. well we have many ways of communication,,, why waste them on words.... Enjoyed, your poem :-) Always & Forever! GOODNIGHT xox~LINDA"

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/14/2013 5:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm sending you a telepathic thought my Sweet Dark Friend, I expect a reply and I'm hoping it's the right one lol
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:59:00 PM
    some are hard to find and share. ~*~ SKAT

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/14/2013 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm hardly ever stuck for words Skat, it's getting them in the right order I struggle with