Saturday, January 21, 2017

Battle of Words

Battle of Words

Words roll and float,
jump and tumble,
in the mazes of my mind.

They splash and flash,
jerk and jumble,
(scrambling for a foothold
in a literary rumble).
The winners are the best
that I can find.

When a poem comes to be,
the words fight it out,
rhyming and describing
what life is about.

They decide
which one comes first,
and which one brings up the rear.
They decide 
if they will make you laugh,
or make you wipe a tear.

The words engage
in a knock-down,
drag-out fight.
All battling to be the chosen ones,
that will make the music
or spark the light.

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Thank you to Jerry E. Beuterbaugh for including links to my blog at his site, SiteHoundSniffs.com. If you have time, visit there and wander around in the various categories. You will find a wealth of wonderful posts that will entertain you for hours.

17 comments:

  1. and sometimes you have to chunk out wonderful words. Then they wait in the wings for another chance. Good poem

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  2. Wow, so true. Love this one Connie.

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  3. Yeah, those words seem to fight and claw for our attention sometimes, don't they? And Like Joanne said, sometimes we string a delightful group of them together only to have to edit them out again. (Bummer!)

    Have a super weekend.

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  4. This is true. And you really have a way with words, Connie!

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  5. Yes, words do fight it out! This one rhymes perfectly but the meaning is not as clear, and that one has the accent on the wrong syllable... poetry is hard. I rarely go at it.

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  6. I love this, Connie. Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Well ..I love IT.. Especially this

    ....(scrambling for a foothold
    in a literary rumble).

    Love that you came up with that great phrase. That would be a perfect name for a website dealing with writing.

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  8. Great! Maybe your words fight it out, but they all come together to make a wonderful poem.

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  9. Ahhh, a writer's life!

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  10. Nice poem that captures the battle we have with words as we strive to create a message

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  11. I always love how those words come out. Hugs, LJ

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  12. Truth in a poem. Well done!

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  13. Connie, I really enjoy how your words present themselves ... they are thoughts that always make me ponder, which is good as what your write has so many levels xox

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  14. You're a master at bringing each word to life. I could picture this one - it was great fun.

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  15. Thank you, everyone! I appreciate your kind words.

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  16. Sorry Connie, I'm a bit late to reading this ...
    But I did enjoy it, thank you

    All the best Jan

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  17. Hi Connie, I cannot remember if I emailed you that I have started a new blog for this year. Just click on my name to visit if you have the time. Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day! xo

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