21 May, 2012

Grey Words (Based on Erica Jong's "Books")

      Words that stir large crowds into a frenzy
Words with many letters, syllables, and airs
Words that bring tears that sever all ties
Words that show hatred and ignorance of color
Words that shed light into the darkest corners of thought
Words with few letters that modify others
Words that come first from a baby’s mouth
Words made up on the neighborhood corner
Words posted on walls, tagged, that lead to arrests
Words said frivolously that end careers
Words from a suit, whose forked tongue may lie
Words that are trusted beyond all doubt
Words of a promise that is held just on faith
Words that spark thought and incite much debate
Words that are ever-changing in sound and in meaning.

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