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Words Are The Tools of My Trade

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Words Are The Tools of My Trade

Words are the tools of my trade
a carpenter choses to use wood
with which great things he makes
my choice will always be words

Just like an artist, a picture I make
instead of using paint, just like
a bricklayer lays bricks in line
I make lines by using only words

Words are the tools of my trade
an engineer works making an engine
each part he adds as he builds it up
yet with words I tell how its done

words are so powerful in what they convey
they cover such a range held back only by our
imaginations, that, which inspires our pens
to write and to hopefully enthrall the reader



 


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  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:52:00 AM
    So relate-able! My dad's a carpenter, but it's words all the way for me. One thing I love about writing compared to other hobbies and interests is that it's virtually free... only thoughts and a place to trace them onto is what's necessary! Where the height of your imagination (and not your budget) is the limit. Awesome piece!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Tim ty for these comments much appreciated Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:22:00 AM
    Well done! Great comparisons between writing and other trades that require building.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Monterey it seemed to work lol ty for taking time and reading it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Very well written and so true....thank you for being so kind

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna tnx much appreciated Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:46:00 PM
    And you do it well> Interesting poem, I enjoyed. BG

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara Hi happy you think so poems are great ways of learning things especially emotions Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:01:00 AM
    you've sure convinced me, how could one resist what you write, Shadow,, l

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/19/2013 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so kind of you Harry TY Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Keep building the proverbial foundation. ;) You do it so well now!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/19/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aw ty so much Drake glad you liked it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Your a brick layer of words Shadow Behind that precious mind is a story that unfolds, word by word, thank you for your sharing love xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/19/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Vienna Hi it was fun to write with you ty for asking me to. glad you liked it Shadow x smiles