Words. Power of Words.
Can cut or heal the soul.
Whether an adult or a child
Words should strive to make them whole.
Never let a good word
go unspoken.
It may lift a heart so
very broken.
See the smile on their face
begin to grow.
Lifting the spirit to heights…
you do not know.

Words. The Power of Words
Can cut or heal the Spirit.
Good words can heal the heart
We need to believe it.

I am writing this more for me…
Not you… who are Perfect. ;-))

My grandson Tony (5) said to me
while we were shopping,
“When I grow up Grandpa,
I want to be just like you.”
I replied to Tony, ” I hope you
won’t be grumpy like your grandpa.”
He just laughed the sweetest laugh.
Maybe I am doing OK.


One Comment to “Words”

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    Comments from Hello Poetry
    Neva Flores Dec 13, 2010
    I can sense your beautiful soul John……….I hope he does grow up just like you. :)

    John Stevens Dec 13, 2010
    Wow. i just dumped it on here and here you are already. That is why I wrote “Ice Cream”. A reminder of the road I need to travel.
    I hope he does too. That would be so neat.
    Thanks Neva.

    Tracey Dec 13, 2010
    Your so sweet John and the poem holds so much truth:)

    John Stevens Dec 13, 2010
    Today i did not feel so sweet. Blood sugar can sure wreck a perfectly good day. He is a forgiving little guy. Thanks Tracey

    Judy Ponceby Dec 13, 2010
    :) Sometimes the small ones make the world just right :) Love your poem :)

    John Stevens Dec 13, 2010
    Well said Judy. Thanks for reading. I get a little worn around the edges at times. Have you read:

    Louis Brown Dec 17, 2010
    Very touching write and a very good message.

    John Stevens Dec 17, 2010
    Thanks louis

    Jennifer Humphrey Dec 18, 2010
    Nothing grumpy about You that I have ever seen. I hope your grandson grows up with the huge amount of empathy you have for others and your incredibly big heart. Beautiful poem as well.


    John Stevens Dec 18, 2010
    Jen, you are so kind. He is doing kind things for others all the time for kids and adults. Amazing little 5 year old. Can get on my nerves but my wife reminds me “he IS only 5 you know”. Ya ya. So I suck it up and try to do better.

    raen Dec 26, 2010
    I love the footnotes that you put in your poems, John :) I can’t help but have my heart swell as I read that– I think you are doing wonderfully and what you say here about words– so true indeed :) It’s amazing how words can change lives–very good points you give here! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family :)

    John Stevens Dec 26, 2010
    thank you raen. lucy is on my lap so i am limited to… She baled off for a few seconds. What you see is what I am. Need to go get some food together for lunch.

    D Conors Jan 1, 2011
    Your honest purity and command of the emotion in your poetry, John is something so many poets should strive for.
    Beautiful write, my brother.

    John Stevens Jan 1, 2011
    Thanks D. Many times The words flow from an inspiration higher than me.

    Randy PSoMAS Wiafe Jan 15, 2011
    Sooo true, everything you said in this poem is what I believe. Great poem!

    John Stevens Jan 15, 2011
    Randy I thank you for reading and your great comment.

    Shasta Lee Jan 15, 2011
    SO true, so unrealized, I love it! and I agree with Neva-you seem like a great person :)

    John Stevens Jan 15, 2011
    Neva is a gem. She is an amazing young lady.
    Thanks Shasta for your comment. I write stuff that affects me.

    r h e a Jan 16, 2011
    you seem to be a kind person at heart..a lil grumpy now and then is ok i guess :)

    John Stevens Jan 16, 2011
    Thanks for the vote of confidence Rhea. ;-))
    As long as it is not a habit

    r h e a Jan 17, 2011

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