The power of words

Sound is one of the most beautiful

Creations of God.

We can’t figure out the number of sounds

That keep humming across the globe,

Boundaries amorphous and tones numerous.

From the ocean of sounds

Emerge the waves of words,

In shades subtle and sweetness implacable.


Words cascading from the audacity of thoughts

Are interesting most of the time,

Effusive for some of the time

And for the rest of the time delineating,

Nonchalant, sans peur, sans pudeur.

Heroes of the past, present and of course the future

Believe in the strength of such words,

So do the philosophers and great thinkers.


There are words bursting from sarcasm,

Like lava, they flow, burning feelings,

Hurting sentiments, creating a maze in the mind

Where angels fear to tread.

Cowards with growing fears in their hearts

Hide behind such weapons,

For facing truth and looking at it in the eyes

Is to them a task next to impossible.


Sweetest of all is the language of poets

Where words are dressed in linguistic grace,

Coated with honey, ambrosia to taste,

Velvety to touch, celestial enchantress to listen to

And to hearts, a lamb, warm, loving and innocent.

Such words are so healing, so revealing,

So powerful, so wonderful

That deities bow down to them.


Pramila Khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

10 thoughts on “The power of words

  1. Maya Dev

    Loved the poem and some lines and the last stanza is beautifully composed. A pleasant and delightful read Pramila 🙂


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