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War of Words

May 2, 2010
By Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee


Words are thrown like knives,
Unwavering, Aimed for the kill.
Obscenities fly,
Accusations run high,
The air deadly still
As the raw anger thrives.

Each soldier trembles behind a sheild
Avoiding life-threatening blows.
Dodging and weaving,
All the while scheming -
Through each mouth hatred flows,
Inflicting wounds that can't be healed.


The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote in hopes of showing that words can inflict more pain than physical blows.

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on Aug. 2 2011 at 3:12 pm
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

Nice... really raw. But That's why I like it so much. :)

on Jan. 23 2011 at 4:18 pm
poeticspirit12334 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
23 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wearing a Christian T-shirt, and a cross necklace does NOT make you a Christian. , "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord "They are plans to give you a hope and a future.'' Jeremiah 29:11

this is GREAT! i love how you painted a picture of this through your words(imagery... haha) love ya, Al.

-O


on Dec. 15 2010 at 3:37 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Aww thanks Jamie! (This is Alex, in case you hadn't figured it out :P) Thats EXACTLY the image I was trying to paint! :) Glad ya liked it! 

on Dec. 15 2010 at 3:33 pm
Madisoon BRONZE, Groesbeck, Texas
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"If you hit a little kid in the face with a bottle of \'Johnson\'s No More Tears\' shampoo, is it considered beautiful irony?\'\"

oops hahaha *and*

on Dec. 15 2010 at 3:33 pm
Madisoon BRONZE, Groesbeck, Texas
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"If you hit a little kid in the face with a bottle of \'Johnson\'s No More Tears\' shampoo, is it considered beautiful irony?\'\"

Wow, reading your poem gave me chills...

You have amazing imagery; I was seeing a very graphic war with knives made out of moving words sheilds that were too small to be of any help. This post is one of my favorites and I hope people see this and get the same feeling I did.

Keep 'em coming, you're great!

- Jamie


on Oct. 29 2010 at 6:17 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thanks so much :) Imagery is one of my favorite aspects of writing - I love painting a picure with my words!

on Oct. 28 2010 at 10:05 pm
WordShredder SILVER, Leesburg, Virginia
9 articles 6 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”
James Dean

Wow, this poem is SO good! Fabulous job, the imagery was so vivid.

on Sep. 3 2010 at 1:15 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thanks so much! :)

on Aug. 29 2010 at 9:00 am
amandap PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
31 articles 0 photos 183 comments
 really love the way this poem was written, the style and such, its wonderful!

on Aug. 13 2010 at 9:59 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Thanks so much!

on Aug. 11 2010 at 7:27 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

love the way this one was written.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 7:27 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
14 articles 1 photo 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

i think the original meaning of that was for someone that is being hurt by words to say that so the bully would back off.

on Jul. 1 2010 at 5:56 pm
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

I agree with you. They tell little kids "stick and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." I think they've got it all wrong. Sure, sticks and stones break bones but words-- That pain never goes away.

on Jul. 1 2010 at 8:54 am
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
59 articles 0 photos 670 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

I appreciate all the comments - thanks for your encouraging words!

on Jun. 30 2010 at 9:11 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
28 articles 0 photos 186 comments
amazing! you got your point across very well :) i loved it! check out my work?

malgal3 SILVER said...
on Jun. 23 2010 at 6:37 pm
malgal3 SILVER, Uhrichsville, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shall not condemn you for what you did wrong yesterday, if only you do it right today"
"If you learn from your mistakes, won't you just keep making them?"

WOW, this is a really great poem. I love the message. You got your point across very well.

on May. 27 2010 at 5:31 pm
mpacheco15 BRONZE, Montclair, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 21 comments
Also, it's not published yet but when my poem Secret comes out i'll post you.

on May. 27 2010 at 5:30 pm
mpacheco15 BRONZE, Montclair, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 21 comments
I know. Even unspoken words that are lingering there hurt worse than a soccerball to the stomach.

on May. 24 2010 at 8:36 pm
vampirexchickkk SILVER, Clinton, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 5 comments
Hey, I checked out your stuff like you asked... and it's good. I like this poem; it has the same kind of vibe to it that mine does. Good job!

Genni said...
on May. 23 2010 at 5:43 pm
I think this poem hits the nail on the head. Everyone thinks "sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you" but that is a lie. Words hurt they really do and this poem potrays it.


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