The Life of Words

The Life of Words

 

Carolyn McGraw

 

Words, words, words 

 

Letters, sounds, meanings

 

Words coming at me

 

Blasting

 

What did you mean by that?

 

Childhood rant, “sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but names will never hurt me

 

Wrong, false

 

Regretful words

 

Falling out of my mouth

 

Sounds hitting my ears

 

Expressions imprisoned in my throat

 

Wreaking havoc on my brain

 

Repeating a distasteful refrain

 

Last words, cutting words, loving words

 

Words so simple as ABC

 

Misused for destruction

 

Changing lives

 

Those words

 

Stealing life or healing joy?

 

Stabbing words, heart break

 

Painful, criticizing, judging who I am

 

Those lies, those words I hide from

 

I don’t want to hear

 

Can’t stop those words from repeating

 

Depleting

 

Yelling, your’e not worthy

 

Moving into fear, fear of expressing who I am

 

They, those words, those words of truth I keep hidden

 

Please listen,

 

Do not judge

 

Fear of what you think

 

My body aching

 

Aching with thousands of words that must give birth

 

Give birth to all those feelings

 

Captured beneath, brewing storm

 

I hold back, they push forward

 

Screaming

 

Screaming at me to unleash

 

They won’t leave me alone

 

Breathe

 

My truth, my thoughts, my feelings all demanding life

 

Freedom to be heard,

 

Freedom to be spoken

 

Forgive me, I forgive you

 

Churning in my stomach

 

Choking in my throat

 

Must get relief from the pain spilling out

 

Get those words out

Piercing through the clouds of doubt

 

Praising words of sunshine

 

Uplifting, healing words

 

Nourishing my soul words

 

Joyous, hallalujiah words,

 

Giving flight
 Singing heavenly melodies

 

Divine words

 

 Floating gently, illuminating dark
Comfort, inspiration, truth

 

I believe those words, crystals of truth words
Epiphany!

 

 I love that word!

 

I choose to only accept truth

 

I stay in the light

 

I welcome lovely words in and only lovely words out

 

I am powerful and push destructive words out