Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Just Words?

Just Words?

by Seah Greenhorn
(Poem with copyright)


Are your words
Just words;

A façade with no depth?

Whipped cream to hot cocoa--
A blissful moment;

In another second ... Suspect?

Are your words
Just words;

Or does your "yes" mean "yes"
And your "no" ... "no?"

Like red to "stop"
And green to "go."

Are your words
Just words;

As chaff on the wind?
(A wonderful sound and sight to behold.)

But not a staff for lean
To support a soul?

Are your words
Just words;

All smooth and then swerve;

Brilliant copper flexible to bend

And easy to curve,

With the bite of Death

When hit or unkindly lit...

The End?

Ah... You guessed it;

They were no friend.

Are your words
Just words;

Or can I stake my life

My future hope
On these to rely,

Though, so long ago spoken;

Though, so many, they die?

Are your words
Just words;

Not words to proclaim,

Causing pain and terror
for your own selfish gain?

When you promise

An end to war,

Are your words
Just words;

Or is your real purpose

True peace to restore?

An end to death;

Sickness, famine no more?

Are your words
Just words?

Or solid...A Rock
Or even a Door.

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Well, in the words of a Dear Beloved Son
Whose life he gave for every faithful one:

"Your Word Is Truth."

No, not Just Words. . .

They provided the proof.