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Play on Words

Updated on May 18, 2012


Words, words, they can be

so much fun

some come out

and they start to run


Words can slice

just like a knife

Don't say the wrong words

to your wife


words can lift you

up to the sky

words can give wings

and...make you fly


How we use words..

are what they mean

words are not only heard

words are real , they can be seen


Words are heavy

words are light

words can please

words can bring fright


Words can hurt

the sweetest one

Words can cause pain

when they are done


What you say with words

does effect us all

so listen to my words

and heed my call


the next time you want

to open your mouth and speak

engage your brain first

or people will freak



"It is far better to have people think you are stupid,

than to open your mouth and confirm all doubts ! "















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    • cleaner3 profile image
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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you raci, love your comments.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      As the saying goes, "Words are the most potent drug invented by mankind...you have a way with words Michael...

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @ life, thans for the visit, glad you like the poem.

      @Jackie, thanks for the comments, yes, that happens to me all the time , read something or comment and then find something that relates right right away like my hand is guided by a higher power.

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      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I just made a comment about Words. So strange to come to this right away. Very good. Words mean everything and are so important.

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      lifeoflata 6 years ago from Tacoma Wa

      Awesome poem, you can't catch your words so you have to watch what you say :) voted up

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      teaches, thank you for your unwavering support. i always try to go by that last quote. you follow all the poets and i want to tell you, thanks for your comments which I'm sure are appreciated by all.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      hatter, thanks for the words, although you are a man of few ....words.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Your last quote had me smiling. Words of wisdom! Great poem written with great wit and wisdom. Voted up!

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      Martin Kloess 6 years ago from San Francisco

      clever writing

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @Hubert, thanks for the comments or should I say words

      @Max, thanks max, A little duct tape isn't a bad thing.

      thanks for the visit.

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      BeyondMax 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Deeply insightful, Michael, well said. I talk too much, sometimes it's better to have duct tape handy. =)

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      Hubert Williams 6 years ago

      Very true words about words. Words can be a great tool, or a dangerous and deadly weapon.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ann, my sweet.

      thank youAnn for commenting and giving me some words to ponder in my own mind, so sweet they are. i't alright Ann, you can tell me anything, but i might have to find you and marry you if they enchant me. Lol

      Love you baby

      Michael

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @Audrey, thank you for your support.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Katrine, thanks for your kind, WORDS .

      just like toothpaste once it is out you cannot put them back.

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver" Proverbs 25: 11

      Hi Michael, you have another profile picture..You are revealing yourself little by little.

      I have to watch my mouth. My mind is always sending mischievious messages to it.

      Votes up, interesting and useful. Such good advice also deserves awesome. Hugs.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      How often I have opened my mouth and spoken without thinking--I always regret it--thank you for a clear and witty reminder to think before I speak!

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      KatrineDalMonte 6 years ago

      Oh Michael this is so true, words once said cannot be taken back. We can easily change our mood, but not words that have been already spoken. Love your last line.

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