Maxine Smith

-x- Words -x-

How do we write, when words swollowed from sight 

Thundering sky’s, steel words into the night 

Reems of our truths, desperate to unfold 

Somehow lost on the journey, to be told 

The power of words, pull us to be heard 

Not just black or white lines, we see the blurred 

Words alleviate suppressed emotion

If they vanish, hearts are left unspoken 

Comments10

  • Suresh

    Words, words, words,
    Using words to express words
    Keep expressing yourself

    • Maxine Smith

      Thank you Suresh, I will.

    • Andrew Charles Forrest

      Cery true M
      I've struggled putting words on this damn paper all my life
      Well expressed
      Bravo!

      • Maxine Smith

        Thank you so much Andrew.

      • Sam Cork

        Good to see you're back. X

      • Sam Cork

        Good to see you're back. X

      • Fay Slimm.

        So true these sentiments and so well written Maxine. Loev the flow of this piece.

        • Maxine Smith

          Thank you Fay, glad you enjoyed.

        • orchidee

          A fine write Maxine.

        • kevin browne

          Sometimes we can fit words into reduced spaces of expression. It's a beautiful concept you have here. Leaving the imagination with few words creates the beautifully written just a few words poem. I think you did a great job for you clarity in thought.

          • Maxine Smith

            Lovely response Kevin, thank you so much.

          • Michael Edwards

            A super piece of observation poetry and good to see you back again.

            • Maxine Smith

              Thanks Micheal, nice to be back.

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              HOLA MAXINE GRACIAS POR TU POEMA : PARABLAS = WORDS ~ Enjoyed it ! The definition of Modern Poetry is : Any Words in Any Order : Without Rhyme Rhythm or Reason ! Modern Poets never get WRITERS BLOCK ! However I am a PERFORMANCE POET and my main criteria for a piece of writing to be a POEM IS : It must be recitable ! Initially Poetry was an ORAL TRADITION ~ Poeple sat round the Camp Fire and recited (and learned) their History & Cultures through SAGAS. Poetry that is written mainly for SILENT READING has lost its roots : OK
              ORAL POETRY can never be lost (its all in the MIND !) and YES it does alleviate suppressed EMOTION : AMEN
              Blessings & Love through POETRY : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it.

              • FineB

                Hello Maxine.

                Thank you for this great poem.

                Words are beautiful and powerful indeed!

                Keep writing FineB!

                • Maxine Smith

                  Thank you for your lovely comment, much appreciated.



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