On the foundation of words

On the foundation of words
We build undeterred
Some need excavation
To gain an explanation
To see their true meaning
Or are we dreaming?
Some words tell fables
Some words are negative labels
We are building on these words
It’s a bit absurd
For what do they really mean?
When one person describes so differently to another
We can build and break people with the words we choose
Give a voice to the voiceless or abuse
A turn of phrase and rhetorical question
Just a suggestion
Be careful which ones you use…

In your own words 

You are a universe contained in a body
You are a theory 
A thought

All you taught yourself 

All you’ve written and said 

That day you conquered your fear

The tear trickling off your chin

The skin and bone that held together 

and yet the words that stayed with a friend

That picked them up off the floor in the end

You are a star in galaxy orbiting 

A place inside my heart

The key to memories hidden from view

A hundred thousand moving pictures 

The inspiration around a story

Your story begins 

In a twinkle of smile that caught your fathers glance

The closeness of bodies that danced 

wild and free 

You are everything to me and more

and yet you think you are small

Stand tall my friend…