Words

It starts as a single word-
a single word at the top
of your tongue, inside of your lips;
A simple word you can’t swallow
no matter how hard you chew,
no matter how hard you press on it!

It starts as a single word
and then, it takes shape.
Sometimes it becomes
a line of one,
and other times, a line of ten!

And that’s how books
are born, and that’s how poetry
takes shape!
That’s how writers are created;
By muttering and mumbling a single word,
by sculpting it,
by putting it on a white page!

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10 thoughts on “Words

    • I guess we all have our own way of writing. To me, it starts as a single world that I can’t get out of my head, and it’s stuck with me until I put it down on paper.

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