words are power
spoken or written
they can form a steel tower
so lofty and flighty
you think you can climb them
then you wake up the next day
and you can’t even find them
how can something so strong in meaning
and beautiful in a verse
cut you so deep that they can make your heart hurt?
why? huh? you say you can’t understand
how words you can’t touch can break a woman?
well let me tell you like this
remember the song that was playing when you had your first kiss?
uh-huh – of course you do
music composed with words live inside of you
they seep into your blood stream
and survive forever in your system
they color up your memories and make your soul perk up and listen
still don’t get it?
still can’t see the vision?
that’s cool, it’s all love
yeah, that’s peace
it’s cool as a fan
and sizzling hot like chicken grease
but just know that we communicate with words
hugs are cool
touches are great
but without words an embrace can dissipate
letters linger, massage and caress
settle in your inner
like birds chill in a nest
so the next time you get close and want to profess your like
remember that your words have a helluva might
they have more strength than you can imagine
it’s like a crowd filled with fans and Common is rapping
they can be hypnotic and leave you in a daze
make you weak, give you hope and sunny up your day
words can also break your world
leave you naked in a desert amidst the dust swirls
but as long as you believe in the power you have within
words will never destroy your spirit or will
because you can rearrange those same words to help you heal
and that’s real!
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