A Poem by G. K. Bostic

One may never know the damage of words spoken to the young.

" wicked wind

Breathed away hopes and dreams


Like smoke in the breeze

Leaves from the trees

Drifting away


Like chimney's smoke

Floating into nothingness



Leaving a void



And in the emptiness





Whirled away by wicked winds

© 2010 G. K. Bostic

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You've captured some powerful images here - I especially enjoy the last few lines: "Fear, Lonliness, Hopelessness, Whirled away by wicked winds." Though I sometimes don't really believe in "nothing" (even though perception isn't necessarily reality, blahblah), it's an interesting idea to ponder.

Back to the point, though. I think that many of us are more vulnerable to words than any physical beating. It's a shame they're so easy to lose control of. Fantastic write.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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a flurious fury of words, how you show the power of your pen. brilliant work Gloria...always!

Posted 10 Years Ago

So true! The young have never been more pressured to hear what is indoctrinated upon them! Awesome poem xx

Posted 10 Years Ago

a nicely penned work...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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very nice!! a great use of assonance in places just lets it flow so easy! and content-wise it's very solid! You raise a lot of relevant points!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

It's a very beautiful poem. Touching and heartfelt. Emotional and powerful. Very well written with a nice flow. It's an excellent piece.

Posted 10 Years Ago

WOW! this was so excellently written, the imagery was brilliant! Great Write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

beautiful poem! loved it, especially towards the end :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like this one....simplistic but deep in thought...very profound♥

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow this is amazing, Powerful too.
I really enjoyed this piece.
Like the pic used as well.

Posted 10 Years Ago

so true and heartfelt. I like the words you have chosen to emphasize the hurt in a child's heart. the imagery is stark and right to the point. well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on December 29, 2010
Last Updated on December 29, 2010
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G. K. Bostic
G. K. Bostic


Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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