Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to Words are not just words for me

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Thank you for submitting this powerfully conceived, passionately written poem about your relationship with "words."  As a poet and author, I understand the role words/word combinations play in our lives and you have captured that beautifully with a variety of strong, compelling images.  I do think you should go back over your poem, very carefully, and tighten some of your images.  For example, "Threads" would not be "wired" together – they would be "knit" together or "woven" together.  These are small adjustments that would, I think, elevate your poem.  I will definitely be considering it for Featured Poem of the Week.  Good job – well written – and passionate, in the way poetry must be, to be poetry.  Your friend in poetry, Susan</p>


Original Post by Riya Jaiswal

Words are not just words for me

<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Some 'words' are not just 'words' for me,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>they are clusters of passing emotions</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>igniting the spark within.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>It's not just love;</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They are those unspoken untamed thoughts,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Whirling into the deep wilderness inside of me,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Who do justice to that electricity,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>running at the back of my mind.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>It's me in intangible threads-</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>In a hope to find the missing piece,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>to wire together.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They are like thunder</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>waking me into this life,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>forcing no more fake enthusiasm and spirit.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They just let me be- Me.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Comforting me through the hurricane</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Softening my vulnerability.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Making enough space to allow my chaos to bleed,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They create vacuum just for my heart </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>to cry in silence.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Those words don't label me under 'expectations',</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>they bare it all and love it all.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They allow the circus lion from the depth of my soul,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>chase the deers in the dense forest and hunt them down.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They let me mourn, groan and be immature again,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>and confide the darkest shade of me,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>promising to not disclose it to others.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They see the truth with their blind eyes,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Complementing every part of my nakedness.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>If I'm an apple pie,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>They are the sugary apples,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>in the batter of my clinging thoughts.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>We gravitate towards each other,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>You give me space and</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>I turn it into a galaxy,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>with my wishes fulfilled by every falling comets,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Escaping the black holes allowing me to free fall.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em> </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Perhaps they like it like that-</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>making me drink the champagne </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>And then throwing it up all clumsily.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>That's all, I play the gamble game with them,</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>betting how far we go and breaking records everytime.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>It's not just love, its more than that </em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>And less than nothing.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>A match made in heaven for</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>'Words' are not just 'words' for me.</em></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>            </em></p>