The Cut We Say

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about when people use their words to hurt each other. I have no doubt that our words are used as weapons every single day. Even in the Bible it mentions that the human tongue (as in our words) "plots destruction, like a sharp razor" (Psalm 52:2). Because of the sinly nature of human beings, we can't help but cut people down sometimes. I dont' know anyone who hasn't. Of course, I am not saying that all of our words are bad. All you have to do is read everyone's amazing writing on Booksie to see that:D Our words can bring "both fresh and salt water" (James 3:11 from the Bible). All I am doing is observing the sinful side of our tongues, and making it a bigger concept and talking about it more. Feel free to spread your own opionion about this topic (if you even cared to read the summary haha:1). I'd love to hear what you all have to say, and enjoy!! :D

The Cut We Say
Why is it that we,
Us humans seem to be,
Best at destroying lives?
By killing and hurting with knives?
Our words are the sharpest of all,
Getting sharper and sharper with each death call.
Stabbing each one in the back
Until they’re dead from the attack
Leave them crying in our wake
Just tie them up and burn them up at the stake
Until there’s nothing left but ashes
Abandoned by our word strewn gashes.
No one’s there to help them through
No one’s there to bid them adieu.
I wish I had come to their aide,
Long before our words had them flayed.
But due to my humanly nature, I could not
Instead I left them there, shot.
You see, you and me, we are alike.
We use our tongues to lash out and strike
And leave them gutted from a word made spike.
It kills me to know I do this;
To know that hurting is my bliss.
Does it kill you to?
To know this darkness is nothing new?
Instead of an answer, I can only hope that one dreary day,
We can all just put it away.  

Submitted: June 13, 2011

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Best at destroying lives - these words seem best to stab a heartless being... Of course most of us are the same...

No one’s there to help
them through
No one’s there to bid them
adieu - that is absolute mastery over words.

To know that hurting is my bliss.
Does it kill you to? - another home run. It must be 'you too?' right?

In total, the poem is one of the best... Keep writing and Kmu. All the best.

Mon, June 13th, 2011 6:02pm


Thanks:D And you're right, it is "you too". Thanks for pointing that out, I'll go in and fix that. I'm glad you noticed how I focus on how most of us are the same at one point or another, 'cause that's what I was aiming at.

Mon, June 13th, 2011 9:48pm


There is such a shaking depth of emotion used in these simple lines. I salute you and applaud you for this eloquent poetry.
The problem with society today boils down to one thing...pride. Pride leads to superiority, which leads to the exchange of harsh words. And words always leave a scar when uttered harshly.
This pretty much encompassed the world as it stands today. It is indeed a sad state. But it is the few people such as yourself that gives this world hope.

Mon, June 13th, 2011 8:21pm


I totally agree, one of societies many problems is pride. And it's one of the bigger problems. Superiority also. You're right, it does lead to harsh words. In fact, I personally think that most problems either start or end with a harsh word. If not, then it's amongst the climax. Thank you so much for your imput:D

Mon, June 13th, 2011 9:56pm


i really like this. reminds me slightly of a tool song.
"Angels on the sideline,
Baffled and confused.
Father blessed them all with reason.
And this is what they choose.

Monkey killing monkey killing monkey
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs,
They forge a blade,
And where there's one
they're bound to divide it,
Right in two."

Tue, June 14th, 2011 2:36am


I love Tool, and I love that song too:D

Mon, June 13th, 2011 9:57pm

Imagine Words

I like how you address the reader in this poem, I also like how you ask questions :D

Tue, June 14th, 2011 1:22pm



Tue, June 14th, 2011 9:33am


i liked it^^ and i read the summory, and i must say, words ARE our strongest weapon. we could use them to build people up, or knock them down. we could mend a wound or cause so much inner destruction in them. words are a powerful thing^^

Tue, June 14th, 2011 3:02pm


Thanks for reading the summary haha:D I totally agree:D And it's one of the most awesome things about being a writer, using our powerful words:1

Tue, June 14th, 2011 9:37am


I liked this alot!!! you should write more!!!KMU

Mon, June 20th, 2011 3:38am


I will, thanks:D I'm glad you liked it!

Sun, June 19th, 2011 8:40pm


This is very nice! Liked it! It's well said and I like the organization of your poem. The title is a smart choice. You express your thought about such a world we live in--where cruelty and violence is widespread. Very well done! You're a nice poet, I can tell you that. Keep it up and one day you'll be a published author. Cheers!!

Mon, June 20th, 2011 5:09am

Nocturnal Writer

WOW this is really good, You are incredable. I like how it has rhymes as well. This has emotion and everything. Just wow. Also I could spend an hour writng how good this poem is but I think most of what I'd put has already been said above. So I don't think I need to add everything that has been said above. You are an amazing writer. Keep up the good work. :D

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 10:46am


Powerful and Intelligent, concerned raised and thoughts expressed are necessary. There is a old famous saying, "Tongue is like a beast,it will hurt someone if let free".....

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 12:16pm


I like that quote and I've never heard it before actually, who said it?

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 8:40am

Light bulb

You have a wonderful way of useing words, you make sure the reader understands what you feel which is a good way to keep them interested, great work.

Fri, June 24th, 2011 10:03pm


Excellent :D
Love the ryhming scheme and the language, and I like how true it is ^^

Fri, July 1st, 2011 10:49am



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