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Below is the poem entitled Twisted Words which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Twisted Words

Twisted words from twisted minds
Words unfaithful, uncouth
Words meant to hypnotize
Which hide the ugly truth

Words posioned with hatred
Glazed with sweet little lies
When once are ingested
Turn to bile without a guise

Words hypocritical
Words tainted with sin
Meant to charm and capture
A broken heart to win

Words vile and sinister
Clothed as angels of light
Enter the heart on wings
Then turn to creatures of night

Hearts must be locked and guarded
Minds kept alert and strong
For words can lead to heaven
Or to hell when proven wrong

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Good morning, Eileen. Your response is as impactful as the poem. This is obviously something you are passionate about.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Ahhh...exactly. lessons learned the hard way but never forgotten.....great one my dear....MD

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:10:00 PM
    This is a very strong write Eileen, the power of words should never be underestimated. Your line, 'Hearts must be locked and and guarded', says it all. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Weew this is impactful. Makes me think of the end of the world. Sweet words from our leaders that lead the masses down the road of destruction.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wrote a though paper for one of my MA classes on the power of words...The connotations and denotations of words....Let's see...here is an example. Is what happened in Iraq just....a war....an invasion...or a an act of liberation? The answer to THAT question, shows your world view...Amazing, isn't it....WOW! How powerful words are. It is scary sometimes......
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ahhhhhhhh....The book of James is all about this. "With the same mouth we praise God and curse our brother, this should not be." I'm guilty....as well. I feel bad. It is the motives behind the words which others may not see, but God does. Yes...you are right. Rules do use words for indoctrination and brain washing. The impact of propaganda and words is something I've wanted to research further.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:32:00 AM
    Sad, but true. There's nothing more atrocious than unkind agendas hiding behind candy-coated syllables. I've seen it both on & offline. Youthful & elderly bitterness hiding behind the loud smiles. Don't get me started...thank you for this. Excellent job.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :( Yes....candy-coated syllables....True, my dear. Thanks for the post, Drake. It is always good to have you in my corner. You lift my spirits no end!
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:32:00 AM
    Heaven or hell not sure where I'm heading but I'll be chuckling all the way!!! Big Canadian hugs! (BTW couldn't get a flight! LOL)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are funny, Kenny...By HIS grace...hope you are heading the right way! Hugs
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 5:20:00 AM
    Disturbing truth in your words. Well said, my dear. I've been whereof you write. May paradise be the destination that follows all your verbal exchanges..... Very nice writing.... Hugs..... Jake

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much for your lovely and dear post, Jake! Much appreciated!