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Words Enriching and Limiting Us: A Rhyme With Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


There is a form of communication that transcends the power of words.

-- Joseph B.Wirthlin

Funneling soul through vocabulary's tight neck

can we ever expect to be truly understood

an injustice to soul -- but what the heck

we use words as best as we cloud.

They may seem to rape the silence at time

as staying quiet might say it best with eyes

words have the power of a committed crime

or to uplift someone's soul to heavenly highs.

We live by words, at times pretending to understand

often lowering someone's higher than our ceiling

not that we want to, but can't comprehend

the depth of others; innermost feeling.

How many times we are short of a word

searching in vain for the right expression

resembling someone doing a crossword

as it's not in our vocabulary's possession.

So we settle for anything of closely descriptive kind

dressed into a concept by all readily understood

unaware how words are reducing our mind

not allowing for more refined, just crude.

Well, reading other's minds probably would do

but only in the hypothetical societies of saints

not in a real world of the sinning me and you

where we'd rather keep all verbal constraints.

© 2022 Val Karas

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