What Words Can Do

What Words Can Do

A Poem by Justin Wright

Isn't it amazing what words can do?
They can hurt or heal, make or break you
They say a word is dead when it's been said
But a simple word could be a bullet to the head

People try to make you feel like you're weak
Try to make you feel like the four-eyed freak
You think you're so special but your just the same
You think it's so cool but it's just so lame

People try to make you think that you ain't real
Try to bring you down so you feel what they feel
You always gotta come up with something new
To tear people down so they feel nothing too

© 2014 Justin Wright

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I really liked the poem and it made me conscious of how words can hurt people. I am not a good poem writer , but I will give my input anyway. It kind of threw me off because the poem started out about what words themselves can do, but then it went in to how people use words to hurt other people. If the poem is about what words can do, it would be nice to show how they can be used for good and add another line. That way you would be covering the good and the bqd. I don't know, it's just an idea.


Posted 3 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


"Hamlet, what are you reading?"
"Words.....[to make you believe I'm a lunatic and perhaps get you to rat Claudius out]"

This is so much fun and so very true! Great imagery and great musicality! Well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Mind control
and its only done by the weakest of people
I really like this piece
I guess because its your voicing a concern for something that may very well pass by unnoticed
but can hurt so many people

Power of words !!!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Simple but amazingly penned. There was something between the lines which hooked me. Thumbs up!

Posted 2 Years Ago

My fav part:

But a simple word could be a bullet to the head

I wrote a book and one of my chapters was: words as harsh as a sting of a bullet....because the poems were about my ex and could proabably shoot him down they were so powerful.

Posted 2 Years Ago

it if so often words thoughtlessly spoken that cause great pain for others...i find this very sad because the hurt is often pointless pain

Posted 2 Years Ago

truer words never been spoken, even I am a partied to doing this although I'm actively changing this negative behaviour, very insightful

Posted 2 Years Ago

Somehow, I wound up on this poem again. I really like the ryhme, still. A wonderful piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is great. It's very true that people use words to try make others feel the way that they do and you worded this quite nicely. Much enjoyed!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Words can make or break.Nicely showcased.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Enjoyed the poem immensely. A natural flow and meaningful words

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on July 14, 2014
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Justin Wright
Justin Wright


I contributed 13 poems to the book Verse: Collective New Voices http://www.amazon.com/Verse-Collective-New-Voices-1/dp/0692342737/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424748512&sr=8-2&keywords=verse+1 more..


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