Language of Us

January 23, 2012
By sidneykay GOLD, Aldie, Virginia
sidneykay GOLD, Aldie, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.


a voice speaks louder

than words

pounding you with diction of the tongue

beating you down

like wrestlers in a match

stabbing you with a meaning

so deep

you bleed understanding

while you fight

to stay alive

from a voice

that does more than kill.

syllables that slice you in half

and burn in your soul

they wring out your heart

like a wash cloth

full of water

leaving emptiness because

words

do not hurt

a voice

speaks louder

The author's comments:
This is about bullying which I wrote during a writing seminar after I heard a little boy share one of his pieces to the class about being bullied. It spoke to me, so I wrote this for him.

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