Words Lie

WORDS LIE

Words lie
In a pile like logs
Heaps ordered or untidy

Words lie
Or can be used to do so
(And to be honest often are)

Words lie
Playfully ambivalent
Fallow yet likewise burgeoning

Words lie
With one another wantonly
Following decree or whimsy

Words lie
As they work together to shape
The destiny of each fickle fairy land

Words lie
Ready to construct a cosy warmth
Or for dispatching the odd heretic or two

Words lie
In wait clutching their brief
Keys to justice or injustice

Words lie
Words shape, constrict ideation
Damn and blast unwelcome fact

Words lie
Whispering in our ear
Perhaps all we have in the end

Words lie
Just in case
Just in case

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 60.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/10/24/weekly-writing-challenge-60/

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on July 15, 2019, in Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Excellent. We have words only to express.

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