Words vs. Actions

Deeds reveal

what words conceal...

Truth that does not lie.

To talk the talk yet

Fail the walk

Can only Truth deny.

The spoken word,

Though often heard,

With empty echoes cry.

To fade within

The shadows thin

When actions they defy.

Sweet silence jelled

With deeds will spell

Reality's reply.

Yes, acts reflect

What words neglect,

Truth that can not lie.


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janiek13 7 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Hey, very nice! I'm impressed!

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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

So much truth in this poem. Nice job!

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MFB III 7 years ago from United States

And yet it all boils down to afterwords....what folks say about you at your funeral is either a mouthful or a convention of mimes. ~~MFB III

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tnderhrt23 7 years ago Author

Oh my God, that is so true...

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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Beautiful, tnderhrt23! So true, so true. Actions speak volumes. Words are just words until they come alive, which is what we try to do as poets, right? Epi recommended you to me, and I'm glad he did. I plan to read more of your poetry!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Victoria Lynn, thank you so much! Epigramman is my "mentor" and a main-stay for inspiration. I am happy to meet you and will check out your hubs!

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