Words as a Weapon

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

Your weapon of choice?

Inspired by a Hullabaloo22 idea:

 

Aerodynamic words slice through the air,

search for their hapless target, it's totally unfair.

 

They're just ordinary words, but filed to a point,

by an angry someone with their nose out of joint.

 

A vindictive someone with hurt on their mind,

uses hateful words of the jagged kind.

 

Words as a weapon can scar your brain,

and slowly, or quickly, drive you insane

 

No training is required to use this particular weapon,

there's no chance to fight back, and nowhere to run.

 

Eviscerated by harsh language, you bleed in the gutter,

Why, oh why, do we do this to one another?


Submitted: November 28, 2016

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hullabaloo22

Brilliantly put, Mike. And all so often true. I last be it!!

Mon, November 28th, 2016 8:21pm

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Thank you, Hully, and I hope you don't mind if I sort of stole your idea?

Mon, November 28th, 2016 12:27pm

hullabaloo22

The phone was being very un-smart, Mike. The last line should read, ' I loved it!'

Mon, November 28th, 2016 10:10pm

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Damn Un-Smart Phone!

Mon, November 28th, 2016 2:24pm

Spyguy

This one I LOVE! And I agree with 100%!! There is no need to be rude or abusive, just because we cannot agree!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 11:36am

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Thanks, Spy Guy--and civility seem to have gone the way of the Edsel!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 9:37am

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