My Word


Poetic words
Words revealing
Words that play with you
and hang from the ceiling
Words of the absurd
… devoured by birds
Words deceiving
Words that leave me
… lost for words
Words most appealing
Words that may never
ever wish to be heard
Words with true feeling

Words of vision
Words of hate
Words that poison
Words of fate
Words of division
Words of destruction
Words that imprison
once they are spoken
Words that come running
whenever you call
Words designed
to make you feel small
Shaken words
Words mistaken
For the sake of mere words
people forsaken

Freedom words
Words of wisdom
Ambitious words
… put on exhibition
Words alarming
Words disarming
Words that are loud
proud and demanding
Hollow words
that don’t mean a thing
Words like swords
Words that sting
Words by which
you’ll be held to account
Words of a sermon
standing high on a mount

Words of gratitude
for a life freely given
Words that delude
Words that are broken
Words that exude
fear and superstition
Words overheated
and bleated too often
A time for words
A time for action
The moving hand
endlessly writing
The words of history
needlessly repeating

Joyful words
Words of creation
Words of sadness
Words unspoken
Words that bless
Words that curse
Words that caress
Words that live
Words that break
Words bullet-proof
Words that speak
of spiritual truth
Words that give
and words that take

Loving words
Words of passion
Words that flower
with the power
of expression
Celestial words
from heaven descending

Healing words
Words redeeming
Words that surpass
all human understanding
Words of forgiveness
Words of grace
Words from beyond
this time and space
Words that shine brightly
throughout the night
Upon the lips of an angel
words of liberty
taking flight

Words and Image:
~ David B. Redpath Β© 2018-21

55 thoughts on “My Word”

  1. Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

    Hamlet: Words, words, words.

    Sick of dealing with Uncle Claudius’ turds πŸ’©
    The prince picked up a book of prophecy and read David Redpath’s words
    The answer to β€œwhat is Hecuba to him?”
    is that we are living in a world of chronic sin
    and sometimes a work of art will cause us to pause
    and examine what happens when we break God’s laws.

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  2. Lovely, brings to mind the lyrics of a Sat Stevens’ song from long ago as follows: “there are no words I can use because the meaning still leaves for you to choose and I couldn’t stand to let them be abused by you” love your poem and Cat Stevens’ lyrics, both so true. Thank you for reading my poem and for the reblog, I am very grateful. I look forward to reading much more of your work… so many poems and books, so little time! All the best

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    1. Thank you most commodiously,
      John. With no explication to be
      found in a worldwide acronym,
      the humble word could do with
      some amplification. Till then,
      much like Mick Jagger, my poor
      lexicon “can’t get no satisfaction”.

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    1. I don’t mean to sing the blue, but a
      single word can be the difference
      between fake the news, and a higher
      reality in blue suede shoes. A word
      can be worth a thousand pictures,
      and vica versa. It’s all down to the
      words that we choose.

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    1. That is most curious, Chris.
      When I asked Elvis if he had
      anything to say, he answered,
      “Girls, girls, girls.”

      When I pick up a cheeseburger
      to munch
      A crunchy crunchety
      A crunchety crunch
      I never ever get to finish my lunch
      Because there’s always bound
      to be a bunch of
      Girls, in tight sweaters,
      Girls, in short dresses,
      A walkin’ and wigglin’ by
      yay, yay, yay
      Girls, out boatin’
      Girls, just a floatin’
      So pretty, Lord I could cry.
      I’m just a red blooded boy
      And I can’t stop thinkin’ about
      Girls! Girls! Girls!

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  3. my words – my world
    words have power
    thoughts are closed in words
    emotions are born in your mind
    words flowing from the right mouth
    they build up or destroy
    our words – our world

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  4. β€œWords are all we have, really. We have thoughts but thoughts are fluid. Then we assign a word to a thought and we’re stuck with that word for that thought, so be careful with words. I like to think that the same words that hurt can heal. It’s a matter of how you pick them.”
    ― George Carlin

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