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A Word Ocean
by E T Waldron
Sunday, June 01, 2008
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Standing on the shore by an ocean,
my tears freely flowing

There was no water,it was a sea of
wasted words

Waves of words that came back to
haunt the users

Indifferent words demeaning the

Useless words offending sensibilities

Cruel words causing pain

Scathing words inflicting damage

Deceitful words creating distrust

Vulgar words,malicious words, stupid
words,none of them  good

A  bad word ocean in ebb and flow
throughout the universe

We don't need weapons of war to destroy us we use words that kill relationships daily

With a plethora of good words to choose from, what is our excuse?





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Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/7/2008
Now that is the question we should all ask ourselves in moments of anger, excitement, stress, etc... And a question I have asked myself many times, after the fact...sigh... If only they could be recalled as easily as they spew forth.

Reviewed by Bonnie May 6/2/2008
You beautiful writings get better and better and this is exceptional. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/2/2008
Exactly and there are such beautiful words
that can make us feel so good, so why do we
use those that hurt so...I don't know Eileen
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/2/2008
People don't realize how powerful words are, they become things I always say, imagine the Maker himself just used words to create the earth and since we're made in His image, our words carry thesame weight. This is beautiful Eileen, I love your work.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/2/2008
Words can be used like feathers caressing a love one face, and words can also be used as deadly rocks, all comes down to the hand that writes them...

Reviewed by Morning Star 6/2/2008
Wow Eileen this is so true
Words can destroy if we don't pay attention
To what comes out of our mouth
You are absolutely right there's no excuse!
Outstanding message within this write!!
Peace Love and Light...and hugesss too...Morning Star
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/2/2008
Written from the heart with integrity, Eileen! To paraphrase Mark Antony: "Our harshest of words live after us; our kindest are oft' interred with our bones." Great commentary in your poem, dear friend!!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/2/2008
we use words that kill

And probably far more frequently than we even realize.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/2/2008
Eileen...what you've said here is verse and in truth. Often times words can make...or break us...if we let them.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/2/2008

How right you are. Words can either close the door to life or steal one's heart away. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/2/2008
A beautiful write, if only people would think before those words flow Eileen. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/1/2008
i agree-like Bambi's mother said, "If you can't say something nice--don't say anything at all."
Reviewed by H Cruz 6/1/2008
I concur, words can be like long daggers that penetrate with deadly accuracy. My mom would always say; if you don't have something good to say don't say anything!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/1/2008
Outstanding write, Eileen; brava yet again!

(((HUGS))) and much love (and prayers!), your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/1/2008
you are so correct Eileen
Some one said out there that sticks and stone may break their bones
But words will never hurt them, I personally thinks that's a crock of you know what.....Because words do hurt deeper then scars
outstanding write

Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 6/1/2008
Families destroyed dsily
With this weapon.
Hauntingly familair
Accuser. . . .
Recognized by the mirror.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/1/2008
A thought provoking write, Eileen, very well penned - one with a moral, appreciate reading eloquence in verse!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/1/2008
So much gossip going on in the world. Am at the point I hate to hear any gossip by my friends. Will have to tell them don't even tell me any. I am trying to be a better person in the Lord's sight and another of my friend swears, and I did tell her about that. Wicked words said to another is not my cup of tea either. I try to hold my tongue and not get so mad at anyone. Another friend fights with her husband daily, I wish mine were back, but I would not fight with him either, life is too short. I guess I am somewhat in with the wrong friends right now.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/1/2008
And an excuse is truly what it would have to be. For there are no reasons you see. Clever write from a very talented writer. Thanks. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/1/2008
Ignorance, ET. I'm afraid that more often than not ignorance knows only the hate words.- Gene.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/1/2008
Warning signs should be up when there are sharks in the water, then those still willing to swim in them may pay the price, just like bathing in a river full of pirhanas, people though are tempted when the temperature goes up. Hugs Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/1/2008
I can't wait for the tide to go back out. I'm drowning on my own words. Yes, I am guilty and your poem brings up such a wonderful question. What is our excuse? None of course. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/1/2008
Human nature at its worst . . . I have been on both ends of this monster of word slaying . . . Good going here, Eileen . . .
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/1/2008
There is no excuse for ripping into someone with a bevy of powerful words when at hand, as you said, there is a plethora of better words...ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/1/2008
The old saying "sticks and stone" just isn't true. Words are more powerful and hurtful than a rock being thrown. Beautiful.

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 6/1/2008
perhaps we've forgotten the power of the words *smiles*
this is a good reminder ET
Reviewed by John Leko 6/1/2008 found...I find you...the poet with wise and wonderful adjectives...saying everything about the goodness of words...found missing.
excellent and creative work Eileen...

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