Britney Obasi


The Power of Words


Words are eagerly voiced and artistically engraved
Words express boldly and conceal silently
Words awaken a dream and define reality

Words engage delightfully and reject painfully
Words inspire love and rage war
Words seal mysteries and expose secrets
Words soothe compassionately and fight bitterly
Words brighten the miserable and darken the cheer

Words sing joyfully and cry desperately
Words declare deep feelings and proclaim harsh judgement
Words uplift the hopeless and scar memories
Words restore the broken and tear the fragile
Words mold the mind and dictate the outlook

The power of words is deniable
What words do you choose to live by?

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Topic(s): words


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This was my first successful poem I ever wrote. It gave me a passion for poetry I never felt before.

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  • V P Mahur (3/29/2014 2:40:00 PM)

    dear Britney,
    I cannot believe you are just 14. your thoughts are far, more matured.
    Lovely poem and use of Oxymoron.
    Thanks
    Please reply and be in touch. I will wait for more poems of yours. Keep it up. (Report) Reply

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