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Words are like Weapons

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Words are like Weapons

Words are like weapons with bullets of lead
That pierce through your soul when angry and said.

When someone shoots his mouth off like a loose cannon,
You can’t help but get hurt as the mortar is landin’.

The thing about these wounds to the soul,
There’s no bleeding to stop from invisible holes.
Though, on the surface, there are no wounds to tend,
The damage is often deeper and harder to mend.

Masked by pride, courage or good old denial,
Make no mistake, this pain maims and defiles,
Reducing the toughest man’s heart to that of a child's.

So the next time you’re angry, don’t be absurd.
Lay down your weapons of hollow point words.
There is a better way to accomplish your goals
Without doing battle and wounding other's souls.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2009 8:15:00 AM
    It is a pity we get angry only with the weak ... what if our words were directed against the true stronghold of corruption? Great write!

  1. Date: 8/9/2008 7:36:00 PM
    Words! sounds of the soul - with the power to break a heart - or make it whole. Great writing dear Susan. And oh!, so true. lainie

  1. Date: 8/6/2008 5:52:00 AM
    Someone said, "They're just words....sticks and stones, that sort of stuff. If it were only true. Writing about it sometimes helps to ease the problem, if there is one. congrats on this selection...good, good write. Love, Daver

  1. Date: 8/5/2008 5:07:00 AM
    Congratulations Susan on this most insightful poem being featured once again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/4/2008 8:43:00 PM
    congratulations on your poem being featured this week! very well deserve! nice write warm regard GiNo,18,Philippines

  1. Date: 8/4/2008 6:53:00 AM
    Susan - People should think of what they say before they say it - Great poem and congrats on being featured - God Bless

  1. Date: 8/4/2008 5:47:00 AM
    Too many people put their mouth in gear before their brain is engaged. Good write, Congratulations on it being featured. Vince