The Power of "words"

The Power of "words"

A Poem by Wanda Vergara-Yates
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A brain challenge to warm up my writing muscles. I've not written consistently since 2013 (according to my files). Not good! Though we know the truth, we believe the lie.

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Words.


It’s their fault, not mine.

 

I sit back and hold arms tight, fists clenched, face scowling. The howling wind laughs at my failing. My failure steps onto the dance floor of my mind and grabs a partner�"my fear. Fear laughs, winks and flirts with me until I am seduced into believing I am nothing. Nothing can tell me otherwise. Otherwise I’d have swept clean the floor littered with half-done lines. Lines of those who would mock my state surround the room in their fancy dress. Dressed by artisans half-slapping costumes upon their models. Models of my doom: those phrases I tell myself when nobody else is listening.

 

Words like can’t, lazy, inept, busy, stressed and trite.

 

Words. It’s their fault. I can’t control them.

 

Can I?

© 2020 Wanda Vergara-Yates


Author's Note

Wanda Vergara-Yates
I dare you to take up your pen and try this little exercise. Go ahead. I'll wait.

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Fascinating things, words. They have habits people don't fully understand. They're inexplicable,: they arrive willingly, dripping down from somewhere, ready to do their own thing. OR need to be cajoled, invited, manipulated or waited for. Such power they have, can drive a person crazy, or, turn him or her into a purring kitty cat. Personally I blame it on their imagination.

Great write, so well penned.. worth a long thought of any colour. Surely.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wanda Vergara-Yates

3 Weeks Ago

Aww, so kind. Thank you.



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Fascinating things, words. They have habits people don't fully understand. They're inexplicable,: they arrive willingly, dripping down from somewhere, ready to do their own thing. OR need to be cajoled, invited, manipulated or waited for. Such power they have, can drive a person crazy, or, turn him or her into a purring kitty cat. Personally I blame it on their imagination.

Great write, so well penned.. worth a long thought of any colour. Surely.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wanda Vergara-Yates

3 Weeks Ago

Aww, so kind. Thank you.
maybe we can't control the words that we write.
But we can work to get the best definitions we can...poets thrive on connotation....so perhaps we can change the context to make the words feel better.
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wanda Vergara-Yates

3 Weeks Ago

You suggest I was mean to the words? Should I have rocked and babied them? Or put them to sleep to k.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

not at all...just work with them the best we can...since we do have some control on what we do with .. read more
Wanda Vergara-Yates

3 Weeks Ago

Back to the description where I mentioned that we know the truth but choose the lie instead, as if t.. read more

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