A Word is Dead


“A word is dead

When it is said,

Some say.

I say it just

Begins to live

That day.”


― Emily Dickinson





to no-one

heard by someone

words that mean something





written or spoken

language a beautiful thing

souls communicate




I had a thought
the idea had words
I remember naught
thinking is for the birds

no need to be distraught
just keep on trying to opine
no tears for what we forgot
dead words on a line

this lyric is the best I could allow
eventually this moment will pass
how important was it anyhow
was I expecting only first class

expressions live on when they echo the truth
laughter is the most positive language
happiness is the fountain of youth
a big vocabulary gives one an advantage

even the coin has two sides
too bad  the point was missed
the news comes and goes with the tides
dead or alive the word still exist


ME and the Boss







About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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