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Give Me a Word

Give me a word; I'll make you think,
give me a sentence; I'll make you wonder,
give me a paragraph; I'll make you question,
give me a page; I'll make you believe.

Give me a noun; I'll make you see,
give me an adjective; I'll make it real,
give me a verb; I'll make you move,
give me an adverb; I'll tell you how.

Give me a character; I'll give you a friend,
give me a rival; I'll make you loathe,
give me a lover; I'll make you yearn,
give me an enemy; I'll make you hate.

Give me an ideal; I'll give you a cause,
give me belief; I'll give you passion,
give me fear; I'll give you terror,
give me anguish; I'll give you tears.

Give me a life; I'll make you rejoice,
give me a birth; I'll make you smile,
give me suffering; I'll give you compassion,
give me death; I'll make you cry.

Give me a world; I'll give it life,
give me an idea; I'll make it live,
give me a dream; I'll give it breath,
give me a hope; I'll see it through,

Give me a pen; I'll give you a plot,
give me a plot; I'll give you a story,
give me a story; I'll make it incredible,
give me my words; I'll change the world.

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tomtomtom said...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm
This remins me of the all reasons why I love writing:) great poem!
AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Holy shiny metal chopsticks! I loved this, and it's so true. Going in my favorites :)
hayhaywhaley said...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 8:43 am
I really liked it, in a way it was Profound yet vague. I love your perspective on what word can do.
projectwarbird replied...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm
Thank you!
hectic.harmony said...
Feb. 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm
i absolutely love this (: you are so right, we can do anything with our words, we just have to speak up.
projectwarbird replied...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm
Thank you!
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