In Answer

In Answer

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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In Answer
words like blistering spikes
speaking in foreign tones 
and thumping on pulpwood

Prying ears quiver to hear
mocking quaking aspen

helpless, they  hit the mark of hurting me
i wish i had quickened wit and delivery 

to say all the things i think of 

after

03/07/2024
E

© 2024 Einstein Noodle


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Ouch Mr E. I felt some thorns digging in to soft flesh here. Words can hurt. So annoying when you can’t fire back with a volley. Later you start to think of all the things you could have said. So relatable. Sending you all good wishes across the pond:)

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

you read me loud and clear Chris! thanks so much for your time and reviewing ... top o' the mahrnin'.. read more



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Dear E. The only thing I can understand from this lovely poem is that the quaking and falling of trees is very disturbing to you, perhaps just missing hitting you by an inch….and one feels helpless when this happen because no one could have prevented it…. It’s frightening and sad at the same time….perhaps because we love nature and losing part of it is like losing a human life…and the fall so fast, we are frozen in place….
Thank you for sharing
Warmly, B🌷

Posted 1 Week Ago




You and me both sir .. you and me both .. I reckon it's an age thing .. I'm just not as quick as I used to be .. either with my pen, tongue or when running away .. a real touch of sapiential insight and knowing shown here and bravely I must add .. gets both 👍up from me .. Neville

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

thanks Neville! the running away thing gets me most of all ... or rather just running :)
E.
Neville

3 Weeks Ago


my pleasure always, and remember, that miserable thing crawling just behind you and smiling,.. read more
Oh no. Emotion is not much of salve for the tongue. Barbed are the sharp-witted in such cases. That said if you had said all you felt, we would not have been blessed with this write. A pleasure to read you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you Pryde ... always ... you are a wonderful encouragement for me ... i think the good Lord pr.. read more
I feel this poem Einstein it reaches deep. Never glib of tongue as I grow older I find that it takes longer for things to sink in and I often wish that what I thought to say latter I had thought of at the time. Put in such poetic imagery it was most fun to read.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

you feel me Soren ... thanks so much!!! :)
E.
Sticks & stones may break bones but words
hurtful words can break the spirit, & one
oftentimes, cannot respond quickly enough
with a clever retort, untill much later
I like the way you wrote this Mr.E ..
.....nicely rendered...





Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks Fran ... yes .. months later i am all kinds of smart ;))))))))))))))))))))))
The drum beats of an arguement. Exactly right and superb.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you Ken! i feel gratified you had ears to hear me ;) love and joy my friend!
E.
well said. the sting of wounding words. after a time we think of a comeback although if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

please please please ... help my saddle up :)))))))) thanks Pete ... for reading, understanding and .. read more
WOW! This is intriguing really. words can hurt at times. I liked this write

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thank you my new found friend! so much can be said about the importance of our words .. so much has .. read more
I listened to the song and the words were stinging....it goes perfectly with your words.. which are hurtful...seems like your writings are not appreciated and you feel that hurt right to your bones...."words like blistering spikes" is that a way to treat someone??? they (whomever) are mocking you....your words are powerful and show us how hurtful ugly words can be.....Well written E....
Warmly, B

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thank you for such a generous review .. we can be pretty mean with out words can't we ... it's our r.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Months Ago

You're very welcome E....
Warmly, B
You seem very wise dear poet and friend; slow to anger, right answer afterwards. It takes discipline when they catch you off guard and lob those insults at you; you must have learned that after coming back from Nam.
An excellent poem with a message.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thank you Sami! patience and long suffering go hand in hand and it wasn't so much Viet Nam as it was.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You are welcome sir.

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