Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Swirling Words

Words are swirling
everywhere,
like a violent
tornado.

Words move
and jump and
don't stay still.

I try to capture
and arrange them
into something
meaningful.
I fail.

How do I
calm this...quiet the
words... make beauty
from this chaos?

I stop.
Listen.
What do the words
want me to know?
What are they trying
to tell me?

Listen...
Listen...
Listen...

Today my job is to
Listen to what the words
reveal to me...and not
to mold them to my message.

Listen
to the
swirling words.


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7 comments:

  1. I love the metaphors that are sprinkled throughout your poem. I don't believe you fail at capturing them into so something meaningful. I listened carefully and could hear some wise advice that you shared today!

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  2. Sometimes we may let ourselves be carried away by the swirling words, not worrying about how many of the words we collect.

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  3. The swirling tornado of words. That sure is an accurate metaphor!

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  4. My favorite line is What do the words/want me to know? I know that feeling!

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  5. I love the energy of this poem and its central metaphor.

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  6. I love the energy of this poem and its central metaphor.

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  7. This is so beautiful. I love the tension you have captured in this poem.

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