Word Journey

By MH

If emotions take over from its want to speak their piece,
the body will follow and let the message come out
now here, lip service can die or travel by word of mouth
the answer lies between words coasting thru ears
and comprehension making the sounds worthwhile
seems like talk is either gossip or gospel
some truth maybe falsehood intertwined in the grapevine
I’m wondering who said it best
politicians, preachers, pimps, professional talkers of the same kind
or is the listener more important digesting the verbal fruit into their minds
all depends on what the conveyer has to say
my thoughts end with my pen seeking to communicate
thanks to whose eyes reading this page

3 Comments

  1. FA on April 14, 2020 at 4:29 PM

    Hi MH,
    That was a great read! I think you chose a good subject, such as communication, and focused on the perspective of the listener. What is it about the listener that makes communication so important? In the first line I’m not exactly sure what you mean, but I think I get the message. How can the conveyor improve upon their delivery?

  2. Kayelynn on April 15, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    MH,

    A very thought-provoking piece! I love your language choices and how you depict how thoughts/emotions become the messages we share with others through different mediums — whether that be speeches or poems. I also found it interesting the way you showed how messages can go in many different ways and how it depends on the person speaking it as well. Awesome writing!

  3. Sydney on April 23, 2020 at 11:55 PM

    MH,

    I really like this poem. I’d like to pick out my favorite line but I can’t choose one over another. I love the way you played with words here. I’m glad my eyes found your page.

    —Sydney

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