Words

Craig Childers 1964 (Santa Cruz)



Words are splattered everywhere that you go
Some of them, from hype, exponentially grow

Adjectives, prepositions, verbs, and nouns
Rhetoric, propaganda and all of their sounds

Repeatedly embedded into all of our minds
Especially from advertisers and all their kinds.

Lawyers craft them in a scheming sly
So they can exonerate and mollify

While tabloids catapult them through the sky
For exaggeration and to glorify

The shock jock rigs them to explode
With an anxious delight to see them corrode

Politicians use them with tactical spite
Launching them in debates with all of their might

Using the media to line their sight
And land their targets from morning to night

The salesman  wraps them in delicate lies
Mending wings to deception and hoping it flies

Diplomats employ them for convincing persuasion
And engage them defensively to avoid an invasion

They are used in the streets as signals and slangs
And become the lifeblood of factions and gangs

But words lose their meaning more frequently
As it seems they’ve lost their integrity

And we push them ever so recklessly
To the point they have no dignity

So be mindful of depth in your hindsight
And respect your words before they take flight

About this poem

This poems so about words and how they are used and abused on various levels throughout our society.

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Submitted by Craigdna on November 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BX CC DD DD EE FF FF GG HH BX II II FF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,209
Words 215
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Craig Childers

I do landscaping, labor, and bookkeepinig for a living, and I enjoy researching, reading, music, poetry, writing, and creating projects to work on to engage myself. more…

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