Thursday, September 5, 2013

Words Given - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins


Words

Words are nothing more

Than the wires

Which carry the currents

Of

Life

Words convey meaning

Yet

Of themselves

Have no real power

It is the Essence

That is transferred

Through words

That touch

That caress

That give meaning

To

A human existence

The words

Carry the nourishment

That enriches

That satisfies

That empowers

Man

To do good works

That benefit others

Yes

It is the words

That have been given

Life

To those in need

Of

A better way

Of living

Within

This world of Man

M.N. Hopkins

Note:   This poem was written yesterday and published for the first time on my blog today, September 5, 2013.

The word Man as I use it denotes, Mankind which includes both men and women.

2 comments:

shumona said...

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Anonymous said...

I studied Semantics some time ago. Loved a couple of their sayings:

The menu is not the meal

The map is not the territory

Yet words have caused and are causing this race to kill millions of its own species

Maggie