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War With Words And I'm Enemy Number One

May 9, 2014
By Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
5 articles 15 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Among them, not of them" ~Lord Byron

"I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I *am* one of them." ~Sherlock

Words can hurt.
They bleed me dry,
With the blades
Of hurtful lies.
Do they know
The pain I’m in?
Do they see
My painted grin?
Do they hear
My forced laughter?
They took away
My ever after.
I am fading.
Broken down.
Ripped to shreds,
By fools and clowns.
I like a joke,
But not assault.
They make me feel
Like it’s my fault.
The drizzle of sorrow
Is now a storm,
And the skies agree
With the clouds they form.
Following me
Beating me
Tearing me
Eating me.
Words can heal.
I know they can.
So why are they weapons
In the hands of man?

The author's comments:
Words are the most powerful force in the universe. Why do we choose to hurt people with them when we could SAVE people with them? I only wish I could form them in a way that is understandable.

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This article has 29 comments.

on Aug. 12 2014 at 8:46 pm
TheOceansBlackBird SILVER, Richmond, California
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One persons craziness is another persons reality
-Tim Burton

and then there's this one

This was so true that it almost hurt to read. You realize that words should be used in our favor, but the majority of the time they're used to hurt others instead of helping them. Great poem. 

on Jul. 10 2014 at 3:05 pm
Sparrow01 SILVER, Appalachin, New York
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There's so much truth in this, words have so much power. we have to be careful not to misuse them. Wonderful poem, i really felt it :)

on Jul. 9 2014 at 3:49 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

this is so true. thank you, for sharing this. you're a wonderful writer. 

Alfa_Wolf said...
on Jul. 7 2014 at 12:05 pm
Alfa_Wolf, Spokane, Washington
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That was a truely amazing poem and I can relate to it, you are a phenomenal writer!! 

midnightwoah said...
on Jul. 5 2014 at 10:02 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

I love how the structure rhythms after every sentence! It was fun to read every line and I wish it was longer. Must be nice to have so many comments like you do! ;)

on Jul. 2 2014 at 3:07 pm
Scarlett_the_pegacorn BRONZE, Niceville, Florida
4 articles 24 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me how to live my life; I do what I want.

I legit love this. It gave me shivers. e.e That's freaking ah-mazing. 

BethZ SILVER said...
on Jul. 2 2014 at 2:28 pm
BethZ SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
8 articles 0 photos 16 comments
good poem. i liked the rhyme scheme.

RadBZ said...
on Jul. 2 2014 at 2:16 pm
this is good! I like the rhyme scheme.

AmericaniumJ said...
on Jul. 2 2014 at 10:11 am
AmericaniumJ, Eureka, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce!

 I can so realete to this!  It is amazing!

on Jul. 1 2014 at 5:35 pm
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

Hey Holmes! great wording and I can picture it clearly thanks to the abundance of description! yes, words hold great power. They can do more than just collateral damage as well as some miraculous saving. well done!

on Jul. 1 2014 at 5:35 pm
malloryryan07 BRONZE, Brookwood, Alabama
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This was EXCELLENT!!!!! Loved it!! Awesome work!

..L.. said...
on Jun. 30 2014 at 8:37 pm
..L.., Wentzville, Missouri
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I loved this!!!! XD

on Jun. 30 2014 at 6:53 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


on Jun. 30 2014 at 4:06 pm
hannah323 BRONZE, Saratoga Springs, New York
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this was awesome!! so relateable

on Jun. 30 2014 at 3:42 pm
Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Among them, not of them" ~Lord Byron

"I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I *am* one of them." ~Sherlock

*dying* hahaha your comment made my day xD Thank you!

on Jun. 29 2014 at 9:13 pm
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
13 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

This is beautiful. But very sad.

on Jun. 29 2014 at 5:47 pm
sophomoric BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Stealing someone else's smile and putting it on your face doesn't make you happy." -Tablo

The last four lines hit me like a shit ton of bricks. I love the personification and can relate to this.  I look forward to receiving your unconditional love, haha.

on Jun. 29 2014 at 3:54 pm
Popcornjazz SILVER, Gahana, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life while you can

Wow you have talent I can tell you that don't feel sad is what I would tell this poem

on Jun. 29 2014 at 8:27 am
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

Completely agree with you. Words have the power to turn a life around. So beautiful, I loved it ^_^ Keep writing it's amazing!!

on Jun. 28 2014 at 3:56 pm
HayatC. PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
25 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

Whoa! That was absolutely amazing!