A tribute to the word

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Like many other things which we take for granted and that go unappreciated for their value and importance are words. Simple, humble utterances, scribbles and thoughts that have been key to our development, as humans and as civilisations.

Intangible and useless to those who do not understand them, yet mighty and powerful when used in context and in an intelligible way.

A tribute to this awesome basic element of human life can never be enough when you think of how it has served humanity.  This writing is a humble attempt in trying to focus on this great little thing we call Word.

Probably one of the most glorious tributes to the Word is found in the opening of St John’s Gospel – “In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God.”

Ultimately, even the sciences must bow to the phenomenon of words…

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All a ball of smoke.

~The Poet’s Poet~

As one word borrowed another.

What about yourself then he asked

Do you think you’ll chance another?

With a fat salary like yours

It is brandy I’d be drinking

What I drink and what I earn is my business

He wasn’t at all pleased with that riposte

I don’t like your attitude

Sure there you are, up in the big house

Roaming around all alone

I could have answered but kept my mouth shut

Cat got your tongue he asked

We sat in silence for a short period

Then he turned to me with that sly smile and said

Do you know how dangerous rats are?

They carry that Weill’s disease

Your man that was sitting two stools up from us

Shifted fairly smartly

Little did he know our conversation was a pure wind up

He might think twice next time about

Latching on to others conversations.

Strange things happen in public houses?

© Chris Black. January 2019

#Poetry #amwriting