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MaryAngela Nangini

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· Woman In Exile

· My Ontario Beautiful

· Being Metaphor: A Metacognitive Strategy Part I

· The Four Phases of Being

· The Four Phases of Being: Overlaid Bisociations

· Being Metaphor: A Metacognitive Strategy Part II

· Abstract: The Theory of The Four Phases of Being

· Poured Vessel

· Rationalists

· The Silences

· Encaustic Energy Orbits - EEOs

· Instead

· Sabbath

· Wiseacre

· If I Start

· Repetition

· The Quaking Aspen

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  Your Words
by MaryAngela Nangini
Thursday, August 30, 2001
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Overcoming abuse by words.

Your words...

like termites
work themselves into my mind
the structural foundation
of my confidence
boring passageways
eating away my courage
weakening inner strength

When you finally worm yourself away
and into someone else
I am released
totally destroyed.

My trust in humans shattered
Were it not for love.

Mary Angela Nangini  

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Reviewed by victor uwakwe 10/28/2010
If people knew the effect of their words on people they would more discreet when they speak; the effect of words linger even when the action has been healed by passage of time.Keep it up.
Reviewed by Joanna Leone 6/17/2008
Love truly does conquer all. Your poem is well written, and so you express yourself so beautifully. I will track your work, and look forward to reading more.
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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/9/2008
What words we need to hear are true words, caring words, nice words, friendly words, loving words, saving words, and hopeful words, many more words too all of them uplifting.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 6/20/2006
..indeed were it not for love most of us would be total wrecks..
brilliant work..
exceptional to say the least!

Reviewed by Anne Brooks 8/21/2005
It's true that words can be like daggers and rip someone inner strength:your poem is about destruction and vulnerability. But there's hope:love...lovely poem. Anne pawlak.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 9/21/2001
Wow, this is excellent. You do have a way with words. :) JC
Reviewed by Robert Kapla (Reader) 9/1/2001
So very true.
Not many realize the damage that they can do.
Turning a heart black and blue.
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