A Collection of Words

March 14, 2018
By hannahwalsh BRONZE, Joliet, Illinois
hannahwalsh BRONZE, Joliet, Illinois
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The words could’ve scarred my soul like a desolate, dangerous, dry dagger


People are always saying something


Always attending strictly to talking


Always sitting back to watch what others have to say


Always getting a new line to try on people to see how it will go


I would not prepared for the bad


It would’ve deserved this name


A sense could’ve came from those words


One that did not seem welcoming


Those words could’ve torn into me viciously

 


Then just like that


The bad became good


I can’t explain


That’s how it was

 


Their words were trapped in color and dazzled by clarity


Their words were lovely beyond thought


Their words were a perfect grand review 


Their words were a piece of cake


So easy to dig into


So amazing to enjoy


They became a spraying fountain 


An explosion of dazzling jewels


The supremest possibility in art or nature 


Bewildering 


Intoxicating 


Intolerable magnificence 


One cannot make words too strong
 


The author's comments:

This peice is a found poem using the passages "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck and "A Toast to the Old Inhabitant: The Weather of New England" by Mark Twain.  I also incorporated the theme of the change of perspectives or the two different perspectives.  I used words to show the different perspectives.  Words can have negative or positive connotation and everyone should be careful with the way they use them and this poem desribes the two perspectives.


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