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Enchanting Words: A Poem

Updated on July 26, 2020
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Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.

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All the reading and writing,

Oh, the words are biting,

Searing my soul like an iron brand,

Transporting me to a dreamy, imaginary land,

Rhythmic melodies plague my soul,

Change my view and make me whole,

Quiet whispers, a longing glance,

Can't paint pictures like words meant to entrance,

Stars collide and flowers bloom,

Hearts tell lies, while lovers assume,

Lofty goals and broken dreams,

But masterpieces burst through hidden seams,

Words can calm, communicate and carry,

Through a lowly world, full of souls made weary.


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    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, stricktlydating; what a lovely thing to say! :)

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      StrictlyQuotes 

      9 years ago from Australia

      A gorgeous poem!

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Wolfkat93! Poetry is my favorite written form. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      Kathi Truscott 

      9 years ago from Canada, Windsor Ontario

      Beautifully expressed poem

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much, jami l. pereira! :)

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      jami l. pereira 

      9 years ago

      Lovely , i voted up ,awesome and beautiful , because it IS ! :) thanks for the read:)

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, and also great writing and creativity come from unexpected places.

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      9 years ago

      Just noticed the line: 'masterpieces burst through hidden seams', when I read the poem again. This is very thought-provoking ... Like, the idea of hidden talent, I guess.

      Blessings.

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      9 years ago

      Gothic a bit too black for you, then. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      You are correct; I like bright colors too much.

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      9 years ago

      Having said that, I don't think that you yourself would wholly fit a Gothic person, from what I can gather. (Even though aesthetically you might have some sympathy for it.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, all of these can be included in this persona.

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      9 years ago

      Re. black, yes; hence the emphasis on mascara, which, up to a point you've said you quite like. Also, piercings/gauges fit the look. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      You are very knoledgeable in this area. I think the modern gothic look encorporates a lot of black, but I could be wrong.

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      9 years ago

      Yes, well Gothic, with its pinnacle and arches, especially popular on French cathedrals from the 11th, 12th & 13th centuries.

      The term Gothic has now come to mean also a fashion style that draws on the Renaissance theme and also incorporates strong colors, original jewelry and piercing placements and thick mascara, not unlike the classic 50s look.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      They do seem to be. I'm not a fan of the modern gothic look, but the clothing from this era were interesting. Gothic architecture was popular in that time period I believe.

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      9 years ago

      I see... Must have been very interesting and colorful, anyway. Seems to me that the Renaissance Fayre-type exhibitions and festivals are linked in some ways to the Gothic-theme aesthetic. Dresses, accessories, strong, primary colors, etc.

      Thought maybe you liked this a bit.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I like the costumes, but only because they helped in transporting me to another time. I enjoyed watching a jousting fight and seeing other sights that were appropriate for that time period.

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      9 years ago

      Oh really, did you? So was it the elegant costumes and stuff that you really liked?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      f: I'm not really big into those kinds of things, but I have been to a Renaissance festival before that was fun.

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      jami l. pereira 

      9 years ago

      Beautifully written , voted up all the way , This was a wonderfully crafted piece of art(poetry)thanks for sharing! :)

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      9 years ago

      I see; interesting.

      How about Renaissance-reenactment stuff, Renaissance-gothic etc., too?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I do like classic movies, some classic makeup styles, and vintage and retro clothing.

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      9 years ago

      PS: 'classic': yes, this word seems to express operatively your preferred aesthetic tastes, I think.

      Blessings.

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      9 years ago

      I see, so I guess this is why, anyway.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Well, I love old black and white movies; so classic. So, that's cool. :)

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      9 years ago

      Just like in the old black and white movies...

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      lol Yes, I wanted to change my profile picture, but I wanted to leave it somewhat recognizable to my readers and fellow hubbers.

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      9 years ago

      BTW, we see you in black and white now.... :)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      lambservant: Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my hubs. I greatly appreciate it! :)

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      Lori Colbo 

      9 years ago from United States

      Richly descriptive word pictures. You have a real gift. I will be reading more.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much! :)

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      shafiqahmed 

      9 years ago

      Very nice, great, heart touching!

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Perhaps; we shall see. lol

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      9 years ago

      Oh okay. I guess that just as you were the first in your family to get gauges, you might eventually be the first to get additional ear piercings, too.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      lol My parents don't have money for extra things either. Yes, it makes sense in theory, but I guess we'll just stick to watching movies. Yes, I only had one piercing in each ear beforehand.

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      9 years ago

      Well, here's a possible solution: if you suggested the idea to your mom, she might like the idea and offer to pay for both of you to get it done together...

      Yes, I don't know, but somehow there's something very appealing to the idea of a mother and a daughter going to get piercings together, anyway.

      Of course, doubles are classy in themselves. (I guess before you guages yourself down to 2g you had only the one piercing in each ear.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      She probably won't get them again. I think they got infected in the past and that's why she never got them again. Although, that's a nice sentiment. We do like to watch movies together. I would think about getting my ears pierced beside my gauges, but I have no job which means I basically have no money. lol

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      9 years ago

      I see; and you never know; she might even come to the parlor/kiosk with you if you get yours done again, and get hers done, too...

      (Mother-daughter bonding thing.)

      Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      She's had her ears pierced in the past, but it's been a long time. She was somewhat shocked or surprised, but not overly. That's true; she probably would be happy in that regard.

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      9 years ago

      None at all? Your mom must have been a teeny bit shocked when you got your gauges, then! (smile)

      But I reckon she will have been a recent convert to the idea of double piercings, if it means her daughter can wear again the earring gifts she will have gotten over the years.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      She doesn't have any piercings, including her ears.

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      9 years ago

      PS: She might be multi-pierced herself in her ears, of course.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      lol maybe

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      9 years ago

      Go for it.

      (Plus your mom will probably be secretly glad that her daughter will be able to start wearing her earrings once again. :) )

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Ok; glad we were on the same page. :)

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      9 years ago

      Yes, this is exactly what I meant, too.

      If you get extra ear piercings beside each gauge, you'll be able to wear your earrings again.

      (You'll then have both the gauged and multi-pierced look.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I don't understand what you mean by extra holes behind the gauges. I have thought about getting another hole beside each gauge, so I can put earrings in those.

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      9 years ago

      Okay. I think you've mention that because of your gauges you can't wear your earrings any more. I guess some ppl in your position might have considered extra holes beghind the gauges, to be able to use the earrings still.

      (But you must know.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I believe I'm finished.

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      9 years ago

      Sorry; I meant: Maybe you're already done piercing.

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      9 years ago

      (PS: Maybe you are already done piercings though ...)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Right. :)

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      9 years ago

      For now, stick to piercings, right?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      f: I think it would be for most people. lol

      SusieQ42: Thank you for the compliment; it brought a smile to my face! :)

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      SusieQ42: 

      9 years ago

      Yes, you're right; Ebower really is a poet!

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      9 years ago

      Like you, branding for me would be too much of an Ouch!

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I guess branding is too extreme for me. What about you? Do you have any of these or would get any of these?

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      9 years ago

      So I guess you would more likely get pierced or tattooed, anyway, than get brandings.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      It looks like it hurts. lol They aren't as attractive as tattoos or piercings in my opinion.

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      9 years ago

      I see. So what was your basic impression?

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I've seen photos that displayed this type of modification.

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      9 years ago

      BTW, did you ever see any scarification/branding patterns, whether in photos or real life?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      That's true; it must be very specialized. Yes, I'm sure some people like it, but just not many.

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      9 years ago

      Re. 'Branding and the creation of scars are extreme forms of body modification'; I guess so; not so many parlors have expertise in scarification/bradning in any case.

      Some ppl do like the patterns, though.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      That's so true!

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      9 years ago

      An example of words deeply entering, Paul says, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Col. 3.16.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I'm most definitely speaking metaphorically. :) Words can affect us in ways that can't be reversed. Branding and the creation of scars are extreme forms of body modification (yes, not mainstream).

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      9 years ago

      Re. 'like an iron brand'. Interesting phrase, too. Branding/scarification is considered a form of bodyart, but I guess it would be considered less mainstream than other forms of bodmod. I guess you're speaking metaphorically in the poem.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      James: Yes, words can be influential to many people. They are powerful weapons that can be used for good or evil. Thanks for adding your two cents! :)

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      James Halpin 

      9 years ago from York, Pennsylvania

      Excellant. I've felt all these things when reading or writing. It is amazing how just mere words on a page in a certain order can change the way even a whole country thinks.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I'm glad you understand, So Dang Hung. :)

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      So Dang Hung 

      9 years ago

      I see your poem is very sanitary now that I understands.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, it is.

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      9 years ago

      It's a valid perspective, isn't it. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, we definitely have discussed that topic before. :) Your welcome.

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      9 years ago

      Yes, there's that word again! 'addicting': I think we've commented before that it can be used in both a negative sense (narcotics, prescription medicine) or a positive sense, (music, tattoos, etc.), right?

      Thank-you for clarifying. :)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I'm probably using some of my poetic license, but I think it mainly means that a song or poem is so beautiful that it's addicting; hence 'plague'.

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      9 years ago

      Ty. I guess I was intrigued by the word 'plagued'; if you really like it, what do you mean by 'plagued'?

      Or maybe it's your poetic license, right?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      f: I'm sorry I missed your comment from earlier: 'Intriguing line! Are you referring to listening to Owl City, or something?' I was actually writing about the rhythm of poetry and music generally. Although, that is true for me regarding most of Owl City's music. :)

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but that's taken from one of my favorite 'Twilight Zone' episodes. lol

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      So Dang Hung 

      9 years ago

      Oh you see like a double entendre? To Serve Man.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      lol Thanks so much, Susie! I'm not sure if I deserve the compliment of 'Every line is perfect', but I'll take it anyway. Thanks again for commenting. :)

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      SusieQ42 

      9 years ago

      You're a poet, I hope you know it! This is a beautiful poem. Every line is perfect. Thank you, Susieq

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I hope I can tell you what this poem means so you'll understand. It is about how words can be used to tell a lot of different stories that make people feel happy and help them to escape from the problems in their life.

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      So Dang Hung 

      9 years ago

      English is not my first language. I do not understand.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Rosetta! That's very kind of you to say. :)

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      Rosetta Ceesay 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wonderful lines. Well expressed.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Phoebe! We are all talented writers here at Hubpages. The cool thing is that we're unique; we are all good at writing in different ways, whether we write prose, poetry, or informative articles. Thanks for commenting! :)

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      Phoebe Pike 

      9 years ago

      Interesting poem. I can never seem to get my poems the way I want them to be. I always get too wordy and they end up being a story instead of a short poem.

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      9 years ago

      'Rhythmic melodies plague my soul'.

      Intriguing line! Are you referring to listening to Owl City, or something?

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Oh ok; thanks!

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      9 years ago

      YW. The ref. is Job 6.25 (from the King James).

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for voting! I'm not sure I've heard that before; that's pretty cool. :)

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      9 years ago

      Voted up.

      As it says in the Old Testament: 'How forcible are right words'.

      Blessings.

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