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World Without Words..a poem

Updated on March 20, 2013
Without Words from FREDBOURAINE Source: flickr.com
Without Words from FREDBOURAINE Source: flickr.com

World Without Words

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


In the silence of a wordless world,

how would one contend so artfully,

tease and motivate such fevered reactions,

with a playing field of deeds, unexplained.


Would we consider alternatives, or judge rashly,

distrust the unexpected from motives unknown,

or perhaps rest easy on the laurels of past,

living in practice a faith in human potential.


Without words we would rely on expressions and touch,

caring by nature not by promise,

and in following the hearts of passion,

know the endings by deed, not the game of words.


In the silence of an emotive world,

actions would speak louder than words,

and there will be one less place to hide from who we are,

and one more reason to find common understanding.


Words can be a ruthless game of chess,

each move forward thought and influencing future,

aligning the periphery like soldiers poised for battle,

victory with a tight lipped grimace.


How well we underestimate the power of words,

without control, with vile intent and hurt-filled spite,

always the tactic of victorious egos,

when we should learn silence, and what more there can be.



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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Theresa, much appreciated

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This is a terrific poem, full of meaning and possibilities. Very impressive, took my breath away. Sharing.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are kind Pixienot; thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Pixienot 4 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      No words can respond! Truly inspiring.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by cianeko. Glad you liked it.

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      Cianeko Abueva 4 years ago

      powerful.