Word's Great Battle

If war was only words fought in the dark of night
Then the pain would go away in the morning light

But the strength of the battle is in the lack of respect
And a cut from the tongue leaves a lasting effect

Of all the world's weapons as mighty they are
A sentence said in anger makes the biggest scar

So as safety is taught on the weapons we own
It's that safety we need when we use our own tone

For the battles we fight using words that we speak
Can damage our friendships and make them grow weak

You see, peace will not win when anger is heard
And Love will not last without a kind word

About this poem

One of the hardest thing's to forget is what was said. Words have a lasting effect and can control who we are. We should all learn to watch our tounge.

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Written on May 13, 2023

Submitted by baways on May 13, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 594
Words 127
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Barry W Smith

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  • daddymagic
    Well said!
    LikeReply1 month ago
  • Reil
    Words are the transfer of information, correspondence to the alive,
    Use them without fear and define your right speak to arrive,

    If angers boiling blood hot head clenched fists gnashing teeth
    mad defeated leave a message repeat it written confession speak

    hold yourself accountable to say what you feel what you really think,
    take the time to listen to every word your given even grief,

    Guard yourself from the same mistake you see others do to your take,
    Stay the course to get what is given and give your addition the break

    harsh words are just the right kind when the person deserves your fine
    never pour sugar over tell it like it is , the truth is what it is and Devine.

    I expect the same in return so get a name and do the work to earn
    the way to frame of mind that keeps the dream alive is try fail learn

    But try again and make sure the yearning instead leads you to see believe
    if you put truth first and assemble an accurate message on your sleeve

    Who gives a phuck what anyone thinks of the language you rightfully speak
    Better to hear insults and critics than not have the freedom of speech.

    I agree a person should take great care to choose their words of the wise,
    I dont think that lies and gossip deceptive enterprise advertisements survive

    In other words collective agreement assures detected decievers relieved
    removed and rehabilitated, improves the field of our stated beliefs recieved

    Its just that I feel as strongly as you do to protect feelings with words,
    we just go about it in a different way both have a place we have heard.

    Riel Exce Rosanjelix
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • jerrywlawrence2666
    Well Done. A Prolific Piece, Indeed.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • davidtrans123
    Beautiful. The world needs more positive messages like this one.
    LikeReply11 months ago


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