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Author Name: FreePoetrydad1 1 Comments
Date Added: August 16, 2019 13:08:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why do we write and speak as we do?

The stops, the pauses.. for dramatic effect.

We all have messages we need to imbue.

The words carry ideas to the world-direct.


Our language, our thoughts can interest convey,

When we express in a more lyrical way.

  Rhetoric or Poetry can easily transmit

to the hearer, fresh ideas to befit.


The periods, commas, contractions (et. al.)

Are but tools in the word-smiths chest.

That allow us to craft the written word

In ways that we’ll never forget.


Lincoln, Churchill, Kennedy and more,

Were master’s of the spoken word,

They spoke to the needs of their present world,

To inspire, to inform or to a nation lead.


But not all that we hear is true or fit,

Some thoughts are conveyed -with evil intent.

The gentry have needs their seeking to fill;

Enter the con, who will, with hatred, foment.  


The tongue we have is a double-edged sword,

With the power to uplift or tear down.

Choose the one who will strengthen your life,

Not the one who will, with evil, you crown.


Bruce A. Peaslee

© August 2019

Author's Notes:
It is interesting, the value and power of the written and spoken word.  It can be the source of hope and inspiration to a needy world.  But also the source of great evil in the skillful hands of a despot.
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Comment By: FreeSteven Cooper on September 6, 2019 07:39:29 AM Report

I like your write looks like we think alike

 wish I could write

 I wish I could write in a way that the words would trace the outline of the tears as they run down the face of a mother that just gave birth to a stillborn child.

I would love to be able to describe the sounds of the last words from a dying solider as he is lying in a pool of  blood saying goodbye to a child back home that he never met.

To be able to cry out on paper the feeling and emotions of the hunger for the love that the many outcast people of this world were never given. Because of some defect that others choose to look away from or even scorn. As they take the self-worth of that person and turn it into an emotional pain that will be carried throughout all their life

To be able to write of the things that drive a person to drugs and the anguish that eats at them each day as they try to let the needle hide the pain that claw at them inside each time they push the plunger into their arm

To write about the colors of the bruises left from the blows of a mother’s fist in a way that will make her see the hurt and stop the pain to the child that she never wanted

To be able to set one-day writing words that may stop a person from taking their own life, oh how I wish my skills were just that good

I know deep inside me that the hope and love that I feel for all is what I would love to write about and send to all of you

However, I just cannot find the right way to express these things in writings to leave a trace of me on you

If I could only write the words that would open the shutters of our minds

Letting my eyes see all the words that should be written to heal the hurts hidden deep inside of you and me

How I wish I could write what you need to hear today that could change you for the better and wipe away all your tears


By Steven Williams Cooper


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