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Words can mend or break a heart
They do hurt and tear us all apart
I am sick of mean and rude people
They don't seem to care...cruel fool…

Words can mend or break a heart
They injure the soul from the start
I am so tired of society's labels and hateful speech they say
They don't seem to mind my ocean of tears all night and day

Words can mend or offend the sensitive mind
They can be a cure or be a disease of any kind
I am so scared and shake with frustration, you see?
Swallow your sick pride and offensive words of vanity 

Words -- I wish they weren't so
Sometimes, I wish I can disappear
Words -- I often sink in woe
Sometimes, I pray to have no fear

Words traumatize my head
Your words glorify my dread
Words hurts me so as a whole
Words sink deep and takes its toll

Your words can make me happy and cheery too
But, your words make me feel crappier than rue

I won't let your words ruin my night tonight
I won't let your words ruin my day tomorrow
I won't let your words run me over with sorrow
I won't pick a fight with you with all my might

But, words like yours hurt tremendously and I don't know exactly why
Your words make me want to die, yet I'm alive and strong...yeah, I try

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/18/2019 12:15:00 PM
Hello J.W. Earnings, you know what? Do you know how I SEE YOU? Okay, I see you as a strong person, and you will get through this ordeal. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 10/18/2019 1:57:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words! =)
Date: 7/8/2019 5:49:00 PM
Yes, words can hurt very much and stick with us in memory , causing long lasting wounds. Very well written. I see strength in your poem too. :)
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Date: 7/8/2019 11:50:00 PM
Yes indeed! I agree! Thanks for commenting on my poem! (: Will be reading your poems very soon, so stay tuned! -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 9:36:00 PM
We have to be so careful when we use words; and especially careful when we write them because they can be taken so hard, and in a sad and angry way and quickly. We should also be careful of our tone; for it makes a big difference. A well-written poem that reminds us of the power of words and the harm they can do.
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Date: 7/8/2019 2:29:00 PM
Thank you for your brilliant comment on my poetry today! :)
Date: 7/7/2019 6:01:00 PM
In order to cause pain, words become as tiny needles piercing the heart, the soul. Words can also lift you higher than you ever imagined you could go. In order to bring happiness. Peace. True, it seems more wish to hurt with words, instead or heal. This is so deep and powerful. ~ Brandy
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Date: 7/7/2019 6:05:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comment :)
Date: 7/7/2019 4:00:00 PM
I looked after an old lady she used to say three things never come back, the spoken word, the sped arrow and the neglected opportunity... I am sure many of us can relate to saying something without engaging our brain first. Powerfully penned piece David:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/7/2019 6:04:00 PM
Thank you, Jan, for your awesome comment on my poetry. It is definitely relatable with its life challenges daily. We ought to think before we speak for sure! -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 12:22:00 PM
words can cut through someone like a knife, or lift their spirits when they are down...as kids we were always told words couldn't hurt us but they do....one of the things in life you can never take back is words after they are spoken! Good write, it makes on ponder thoughts :)
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Date: 7/7/2019 6:02:00 PM
Thank you! I like to make people think when they read my poetry. Also, making it relatable. I enjoyed reading your comment and agree with you on how words can lift you up or tear you down. I also agree with the rest of what you said. :)
Date: 7/7/2019 12:05:00 PM
The power of life and death can be sanctioned by the tongue. That tells how strong words really are; wether they're lies or truth. Nice Work!
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:59:00 PM
All very true! Thank you!
Date: 7/7/2019 11:57:00 AM
Really nice one...I love your writing style...Clear and clean...All the best JW
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:59:00 PM
Thank you :) all the best to you as well!
Date: 7/7/2019 10:10:00 AM
Words can't hurt physically but they can do so much damage mentally. People should engage their brain before opening their mouth. Tom
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:58:00 PM
Very much so! Think before they do is what they should do absolutely.. Thanks for your comment! -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 9:22:00 AM
Nicely done, J.W., I heard one day that words out of a loved one is like the strike of a sneak. That was me to my ex, never knowing the pain it caused , truth is painful. So because of the pain I caused I learned silence is bliss and that is very hard to do , but I did...
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:57:00 PM
Thank you for your comment on my poem! :) Ah I'm sorry to hear - hope everything's okay now!! -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 9:20:00 AM
Hi JWE: The wisdom of words should only be uttered by a wise person. Great write! Nice to know you.
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:56:00 PM
Yes! Wisdom is from wise people and it should be that way only. Agreed! Thank you. Nice to know you a bit too!
Date: 7/7/2019 9:20:00 AM
Like sticks and stones words do hurt...Very nicely expressed JW
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:54:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph!
Date: 7/7/2019 8:54:00 AM
They say "sticks and stones can break my bones...but words will never harm me" How untrue that is. Words mean everything and they can make a difference of a friendship forever. Great write J.W. ~Charlie
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:53:00 PM
Very untrue indeed...the friendship part is true though. Thank you so much for your comment on my poem! :) -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 7:24:00 AM
Words like a hammer can build a house or destroy it...great take on words J.W. sending love...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:52:00 PM
Awesome way of wording it! Thank you.. Sending love back at ya <3 -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 5:00:00 AM
Your words are heartfelt and expressive, JW. Some people talk before they think, and the results could produce pain and heartbreak. # regards // paul
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Date: 7/7/2019 5:51:00 PM
Thank you, Paul! Yes, that's right...thoughtless words can hurt badly. -JWE
Date: 7/7/2019 1:51:00 AM
Oh yes! words can be a very powerful weapon. If wielded in the wrong hands! I liked your write J.W. :)
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Date: 7/7/2019 2:15:00 AM
Very true! I couldn't agree more. Thank you! -JWE