colours fade

shorelines erode

castles crumble

temples fall

empires vanish

stars explode

but words endure forever

Written for Poetry Pantry

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27 Responses to Words

  1. Mary says:

    Words definitely last beyond so much destruction!

  2. vandana says:

    Power of words: never to underestimate!!

  3. Gabriella says:

    They do indeed and we are the richer for the words of the ones before us.

  4. ZQ says:

    Nice words 🙂

  5. Yes, words endure forever ~ I agree Alan ~

  6. i’d like to believe they do 🙂

  7. In some form, I suppose words endure forever, but what about all the burned books? What about the tombstones that are no longer legible? What about the words that no one bothers to read?

  8. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is so on point. Well spoken,

  9. humbird says:

    To power of words!

  10. It’s nice to think that writers leave behind so many words by which to be remembered.

  11. This is so true, which is why totalitarian regimes are so afraid of words..

  12. Gillena Cox says:

    what great contrast; in the wake of all that deconstruction, stability, nice; have a good Sunday

    much love…

  13. scotthastiepoet says:

    Can’t argue with that Alan… You nail this truth with ease…

  14. Myrna says:

    So true. Thus we must be careful what we speak and write. There’s tremendous power in words.

  15. Torie says:

    I love the power that words hold!

  16. Kim says:

    They seem to, don’t they. I really like the conciseness of this piece, as well as the images evoked.

  17. words endure forever. very true.

  18. Absolutely…words live forever…encompassing all the emotions and feelings 🙂 wonderful !

  19. Brief, yet powerful. It’s an interesting thought to ponder.

  20. G L Meisner says:

    Combined with the picture I thought immediately of Li Po. Great job invoking a famous poet.

  21. 1sojournal says:

    Not only do they endure, but they have power and can do magic…


  22. Justin Lamb says:

    Powerful and true. Good poem.

  23. nan says:

    I might guess words / thoughts are the last to go… very thought provoking on what has lasting power, and what fortresses do not. I like the economy of words in this strong poem.

  24. Oh yea! They always do…
    Nice one

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