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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

A kind word, of course,
Can soothe the flustered soul or bring a smile
To a frowning face. That’s a given, but
In one’s troubled times, words still are
Only words.
Naked they become, for we see right through them when
Sincerity is misspoken and devoid of thoughtful deed.

Simple gestures are more meaningful than pretty words.
Persuasive poets perhaps pen verses to their beloved
Elegant and extravagant like pearls. Empty all the same
Are artful words given in pretense or with thought of recompense.
Kindness for me is found in action!

Lovers - real and honest lovers - are
Obliging, and they are more than kind!
Unabashedly they step in to defend those whom they hold dear.
During good times and bad, they will be there,
Enduring every hardship by their lover’s side,
Relinquishing their own needs for the needs of their adored.

Thank God if such a man or woman
Has ever graced your life.
Actions of their ardor
Never should be taken for granted.

Words can be loud with promises,
Overflowing also with
Romance!  But only a fool would
Deny that one's exhibition of love is
So much the sweeter!

Written March 29, 2016 for the Cliche contest of Silent One

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/11/2016 11:48:00 AM
Wonderful sentiment here Andrea.
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Date: 4/23/2016 8:57:00 PM
Very good. I enjoyed your proclamations of love....
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Date: 4/18/2016 4:42:00 PM
SWEET win Andrea!!:), jill
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Date: 4/12/2016 10:26:00 AM
Indeed, the action you took to make this acrostic was the first thing I noticed before reading the words, lol. Congrats Andrea, for your WIN in the contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 4/10/2016 11:01:00 PM
Andrea, Congratulations on your "Cliche" win. Love LINDA
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Date: 4/9/2016 9:17:00 PM
Great to see you on the winner's list, Andrea. It was a wonderful poem.
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Date: 4/8/2016 1:53:00 PM
Hi Andrea, Great work--and holy mackerel, you made an acrostic out of it no less! I'm impressed, and congrats on your placement. Cheers, Brian
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Date: 4/8/2016 9:54:00 AM
Relinquishing their own needs for the other, true altruistic love, very well said acrostic with lot's of truth. Great flow didn't seem like an acrostic at all!
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Date: 4/8/2016 2:57:00 AM
Congrats on ur very wonderful win with this amazing write dear Andrea..
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Date: 4/8/2016 12:36:00 AM
Great write Andrea!!!Congrats for your worthy win!!!
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Date: 4/7/2016 6:36:00 PM
Great Acrostic Andrea and wonderful over all write, congrats
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Date: 4/7/2016 6:02:00 PM
Great write and win Andrea...Congrats
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Date: 4/7/2016 5:41:00 PM
Truer words were never spoken. A fantastic acrostic Andrea. Lip service can be very deceiving. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Peace my friend:)
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Date: 4/5/2016 6:41:00 PM
Thought provoking and powerful write.
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Date: 4/5/2016 8:03:00 AM
I love this:}beautifully said:}
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Date: 4/3/2016 11:59:00 AM
Top write here Andrea, you echo my thrust on parts of an old write I did (vanity vanity) Good to see your words today."
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Date: 4/3/2016 2:22:00 AM
Very clever! Good use of cliches infused with wisdom.
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Date: 4/2/2016 8:31:00 PM
Stunning take on the theme, Andrea. Words are the prologue before the action takes place ... perhaps they were never meant to stand alone. "Empty all the same are artful words given in pretense or with thought of recompense"." << love the message of this line. Best of luck. Deserving of a high place.
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Date: 4/2/2016 9:31:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this poem, my friend.
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Date: 4/1/2016 7:59:00 PM
What an amazing Acrostic, Andrea! Beautiful words of wisdom read so smoothly with your use of enjambment! Silent One will love this! 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/1/2016 11:34:00 AM
Wonderful Acrostic you have penned having double effects. Loved much "Relinquishing their own needs for the needs of their adored". Truly expressed. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/1/2016 11:30:00 AM
Nicely written Andrea...I liked your use of alliteration in the first 2 stanzas ...hugs
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Date: 4/1/2016 6:11:00 AM
What a beautiful poem, and these words so very very true, loved this!
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Date: 4/1/2016 2:32:00 AM
Thanks for sharing and for explication of this pretty subject. Great write.............A.M.
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Date: 3/31/2016 1:15:00 PM
Yes, the comprehensive definition of some motor mouths I've seen and heard of. their mouths are so busy with superlatives they make no time for deeds. That's letting 'em have it, Andrea. Love, daver
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