General Poetry posted July 7, 2019

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Die in Shame or Live with Grace

by kahpot

words can hurt and burn through steel
creating the horrors that we all feel

words have been spoken for thousands of years
some sparking the world's greatest of fears
seeing millions of people farewelling their dears
hoping and praying it's the last of their tears

spoken by people from nations of pride
must sooner than later agree not divide
just listen out loud to those that have cried
the world of humanity should not take a side

words can be taught if we're willing to learn
creating the future we're longing to earn

words of encouragement have now become rare
how will our youth learn to love or to care
our past has been written in words of despair
let's change all the lines, and be fully aware

words have the power to provide for the young
let's write them now, the new songs to be sung
while learning ourselves, that it has to be done
we'll show them the words of a past overcome

words that will read, we are willing to move
words that don't bleed, we are willing to prove


It's Only Words writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a POEM in any style, maximum number of 24 lines, to reflect the impact that WORDS can have on people.

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