Poems Will Never Die

Poets turn words
Upside down
Balance on edge
Roll on our tongues
Soak in saliva
Slice, dice
Gulp, swallow
Spit them out
Spread them thin or
Pile them on thick
But one thing our words
Can never be is set in stone
Too malleable

Dversepoets.com Monday quadrille. The word is stone.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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14 Responses to Poems Will Never Die

  1. Grace says:

    I like the sensory response by the poet. Yes, I agree with you.

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  2. whimsygizmo says:

    YES! I love this. Though they can be etched, they can just as easily be erased. Wily words.

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    I’m reminded of a friend who was assigned to order a headstone for a beloved maiden aunt for such time as she passed. My friend chose a lovely stone inscribed with all but the year of her auntr’s death. Unfortunately, etched in sstone was 19– and the aunt lived to 2002. Oops! You always hear “it’s not etched in stone”, she said, “but this time, it was!”

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    You are so right about this… Words are like playing the lottery… every time they spin they come up differently.


  5. Ron. says:

    slice, dice, gulp, swallow. DELICIOUS!


  6. Ingrid says:

    Oh, I agree! The way we play with words – it’s hard to leave them alone. Love all of those sensory images!


  7. Mary – you know what especially like about this? Although maybe it’s unintentional? The way you end it, the word “malleable” could be attributed (technically) to either the stone or the words!



  8. merrildsmith says:

    Oh the words! Yes, we play with them, and they are very malleable.


  9. Oh yes indeed… words should never be set in stone… better putty than stone.


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