A Way With Words

Some blurt out torrents of verbal diarrhoea,

Some words come out of mental myopia,

Some are sweet like honey ambrosia,

Some use it to paint the picture of dystopia.

Some wield it like a sword to scourge people,

Some thoughtfully use to make others gleeful,

Intentions of some are to use it to purpose deceitful,

They can be a sweet nectar or dart dipped in poison lethal.

Some words come from depth of the heart,

Some read our verses and say it is beautiful art,

Some emit words distastefully like a stinky fart,

Some comes out as excuse after committing some tort.

Ah, I greedily swallow the saccharine words,

Believing it is true till my spirit affords,

But it tore my heart like hungry bird,

And I suffered aches lashed by vocal chords.


Some words blocked the light of my day,

So hurtful, hard to forget and put away,

Words!!, some of them end life’s mirth and play,

But none thinks twice before what words to say.

Words!!, no dearth of them, always in plenty,

But words tends to become more often empty,

But sweeter they are, and tempt you and me,

But, very few have kept the words, it puzzles me.


Wise and thoughtful words of tongue or pen,

Can light a fire in the minds of women or men,

Words!!, even from hardest hearts they can wring tears,

Words are twisted to form any shape, that is my fear.

Use words of love and care that can endear,

Not the ones that attracts more words of jeer,

Words, just one vowel and five letters,

Can lift your spirits and free your soul from fetters.

© K.Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles http://www.lulu.com/shop/k-radhakrishnan/reflections-of-soul/paperback/product-23074342.html https://www.amazon.com/REFLECTIONS-SOUL-K-RADHAKRISHNAN/dp/1365769984 His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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