24 comments on “Words

  1. YES Rai! YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!

    “Paper no longer holds them, my words have something to say
    But in the excitement to be heard, words get in their own way”

    I took the plunge 2 years ago and stepped onto an open mic stage … shaky and afraid of failing – in fact I forgot my entire second verse I was so nervous! – But the LOVE and SUPPORT kept me going ….

    I am now not just Robert the poet… I am PASSION … I have been on national stages, won national awards, I have just been on television after performing at our Prime Minister’s official residence…. and my journey has only just begun!

    So I SUPPORT THIS PIECE and this PHENOMENAL POET, RAIVENNE. I’m only sorry we are not closer so I can support you in person!

    If you wanna see my page on FB it is http://www.facebook.com/PassonPoet (the misspelling is deliberate, there is already a female poet called PassionPoet lol)

    MUCH LOVE from BARBADOS!

      • LOL I don’t know …. I have been trying to find you on FB and for some reason I can’t find you anymore…. will search again …. Love and support always, my dear! ❤

  2. What a wonderful metaphoric poem that really nails that whole creative process and the poets relationship to words. But my favorite concept–that words trust us! What a responsibility.

  3. we can not get ourselves ahead of our words you know….far too many lose it in trying to be heard…and in getting published they sacrifice the people that helped them get there in the first place…write it….let the words have their way and you will get the attention…

    • Some of my writes are visual and would never be suitable for speaking, I like that about them and would not change it. Others are begging to be heard in a new format. It is interesting to read this from you, as I know there are a few of my writes in which you commented how you would love to hear them spoken.

  4. When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less. – Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland

  5. nice emotional ride here. Words are more powerful than mere symbolic representations of language. The trust in words is a particularly effective way of illustration this relationship on a personal level. Nicely done. Thanks

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