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Playing with words
by James G Harvey
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I can't imagine what life would be like if words rejected me.

Playing with words 1
 
I like to think I play with words most days,
And words will do my bidding every time,
Words will do precisely what I ask them to 
If only I am true , to them, to me and you.
 
 
Playing with words 2
 
I can’t think of a lonelier thing
Than a child who wants to play
When the object of his wanting
Walks the other way
 
Is it just the same with words?
When rejected, by them are you hurt?
Or do you shrug and soldier on,
With some other kind of work?
 
Is that it with accountants?
Once, did they want to be?
A poet or a lyricist, 
But dumped unceremoniously,
 
They took up a thing where lyrical,
Is not to be admired,
But to be feared, fouled and fought against,
‘Cause it might get you fired.
 
When concrete is the king of kings,
And abstraction is a curse,
Where 2 plus 2 is four all day,
Not the last (but one) line of a verse.
 

 

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Reviewed by Connie Faust
Would you trade words for numbers? Well, maybe to earn a living. Both are necessary and useful, but oh, the many talents of a word, when combined with other words. Numbers can't speak of love, or entertain, can't comfort the hurting or inspire the downtrodden. I will take words any time.
Oh, and do you know that Jesus is called the Word? The reason: He is the expression of God. Beautiful!
Your poem is inriguing and thought-provoking.
Connie
Reviewed by Regis Schilken
Is it just the same with words?
When rejected, by them are you hurt?
Or do you shrug and soldier on,
With some other kind of work?

I think I do get hurt when words fail me. I hope it's not because I might be getting forgetful. What?

rege
Reviewed by John Davis
"When concrete is the king of kings,
And abstraction is a curse,
Where 2 plus 2 is four all day
..."

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