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Post by fredcowie » March 5, 2012, 6:03 am

© 2012 Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D.

With meanings one or more
Give life to thoughts
Can hurt more than
Sticks and stones
Are precious and powerful
When written
Safe for travel
Through space and time
Are revolutionary weapons
Dethroning kings
Defrocking priests
Recalling judges
Stopping and stopping wars
Banners for freedom
We have forgotten that to teach a slave to read and write
Or to print words defaming tyrants
Were crimes against the reigning fists
Alas our young rebels drop out of uninspiring schools
Laying down the literary arms that lead to freedom
And in the land of freedom of speech and others
Enslave themselves to drugs and thugs
Masters far worse and harder to escape
Forgetting and forgoing
While our so-called leaders
Send other of our youths
To fight goalless wars
On terrorism and drugs
Using patriotism and family and democracy and party
While driving escalades and essyuvees
To cultish rites and rituals
With songs and slogans
While prancing among faces
Plastered like those of despots
Black and white and in between
On posters promising salvation
Announcing meetings of true believers
That masquerade as political rallies
While their entrained youth
Waste their precious ammunition
Those same revolutionary projectiles
For which the dying youth
Of Egypt Lybia Syria and other lands
Lay down their lives
As we once did
And with luck
May learn to do again
Using the only power we have
Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Please visit my website at fredcowie.com, my FACEBOOK(/fredcowie) page where I post my writings and my paintings every day. Peace!

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Post by mwzephyr » March 5, 2012, 4:52 pm

Hearts hear all words and our souls are tied to our hearts. Fred as a sad love song once said " all I have is words to take your heart away."
Words are most significant.
That is how hearts communicate with hearts.
Words connect us for better or worse, but then if we spend the time to read between the lines and hear with our hearts, maybe , just maybe the world will become a better place and hearts will mend hearts with words and souls will soar on the wings of love.

I think it is not so much the intent behind the words that we can measure, but it is the action that follows the words that makes all the difference, makes the measure real.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your words, and your heart.
Thank you for your thoughtful poem.
Thank you for making us reflect on the power we all have with words.

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Post by darevafadd5757 » November 16, 2014, 9:00 pm

The word has a great importance in my career. Always I am in search of powerful words in order to make my write more interesting. I am very lucky since I could choose a job at - LINK REMOVED -which is closely relates to words and writings. I continue my journey to explore new zones of writings.

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Post by Davidf » June 12, 2015, 3:41 pm

Totally agree with your poem!
Have a blessed day!

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