Words Work Wonders

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-challenge:  Art With Me   (posted by Magaly)
Write a new poem that explores one or three (even 13) things you believe words can do for you and others.

Create cards
for friends and family
using words
and pictures
with special meanings for each.
Laughter echoes back.

Writing poems
of tribute for lives
of those here,
of those gone
tells them my truest feelings
less expressed by voice.

strong words strung like pearls
of other’s
thoughts, enabling them to see
they are not alone.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Words Work Wonders

  1. Sherry says:

    Lovely, Sara. Words and poems are exactly that.


  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:



  3. Brendan says:

    Our words the lingua franca of relationship, holding us together. Amen.


  4. Kerry says:

    I especially believe the last part of your poem to be true.. Use words so that others may see they are not alone.


  5. wildchild47 says:

    words are like wishes …. sometimes hidden, secretive, sometimes bashful, hopeful …. and yet they are knotted strings too …. and when we use them to simply express …. what more if there? a gift is a gift 🙂


  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Beautiful!! 🙂


  7. And those mirth-filled echoes are the best, aren’t they? 🙂


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