Word Traps

Word Traps
Word Traps

Words, like flighted birds,
give freedom to our thoughts,
yet we often use words repetitively
and somehow lose their true meaning.

To make a point, we often exaggerate,
‘you always do this or that…’
or ‘you are such a drama queen…’
‘you don’t ever help…’
using every finite expression
to entrap someone in our opinion.

Repetition just waters down any meaning,
the words losing power and a lazy mind
simply regurgitating thoughtless comments
to gain status, but of course it doesn’t.

Choose words wisely,
for their usage holds power and has consequence,
and holding someone to ransom
over our finite perspective, is somewhat flawed.

Assumptions in behaviour may well be right,
but considering a world of infinite possibility,
it is rather presumptuous to pigeon-hole
an opinion for the sake of righteousness.

Never trap yourself in the finite,
for it does not fit with the world,
as truth is an ever-evolving reality
as we grow and can see more of it,
our beliefs in perpetual evolution,
and our finite expressions moot.

As writers and non-writers alike,
try to always use new words rather than
repeat the same tired expressions that require little thought,
and that in time mean less,
thus having a predictable consequence
that may not be what we actually want.

Also don’t use language to berate or belittle people,
for that consequence will have very different results,
not for the recipient, but for yourself
in creating negativity through inference and spite,
and burdening words with unnecessary weight.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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