Treasure Island

Kazi Maisha

We Better Watch Our Mouths (Hello)

One word has the power to do so much
Make you happy, sad, angry, and such
What's this word after all?
Well, it's 'hello'

Hello-the start of a friendship
Or, hello-getting angry talking to your hatred
Or, hello-seeing your long lost parent
Or, hello-the beginning of a path to a tumult

This word has power
Meaning many it does not cower
Since just one word could mean so much
We better watch our mouths

Submitted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

'Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me'. That is one of the biggest lies ever. One word, like 'loser', could impact a person so much, and we see this using the word 'hello'. Hence, we should watch how we say words, like 'hello' because YOU NEVER KNOW HOW YOU TRULY IMPACT SOMEONE SINCE YOU AREN'T IN THEIR SHOES.

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  • Kazi Maisha (5/26/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    What I mean by Meaning many it does not cower is that, the word, Hello, being able to mean many things as seen above, proves that it's a very strong and powerful word-that it doesn't cower in terror to others. It's strong with its versatile use. Simply, I personified the word Hello. I hope that helps! :) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    i have to admit i don't understand the harm you warn against in saying the little word hello. i DO understand that it can be said in different ways, but.....................
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    i DO strongly agree that words can have a terrible impact on people, and the speaker may not mean them to have that effect, so caution is advised.
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    Meaning many it does not cower................i don't get this line, AND i don't think cower fits at all. am i wrong? i think it is the wrong type of verb for starters. i think it is a transitive verb and should be intransitve, OR is that intransitive and should be transitive? ? it's been a long time since i had an english class, as a student, and i'll leave it up to you to do any research on the subject.

    well, i did a little research:

    'kou(-?) r/
    verb: cower; 3rd person present: cowers; past tense: cowered; past participle: cowered; gerund or present participle: cowering

    crouch down in fear.
    children cowered in terror as the shoot-out erupted
    synonyms: cringe, shrink, crouch, recoil, flinch, pull back, draw back, tremble, shake, quake, blench, quail, grovel
    they cowered at the sound of gunfire

    Middle English: from Middle Low German kuren ‘lie in wait, ’ of unknown ultimate origin.

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    thanks for sharing. bri ;) (Report) Reply

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