Author: Kalyan Chakravarthy


It’s not the words


It’s easy to look into pools of caramel,

Oceans of blue,

a sea of green

If only to get lost in a moment

Words flow like wine,

or poison

They can lift up the poignant of spirits

They can crush and ruin the happiest

A spark is created,

then put out too abruptly


It’s not the words


What was said is a lie

What was said is the truth

What is said is said,

There are no take backs

Accommodation of actions is the true meaning of any word

Gestures of good will

Gestures of misfortune

Character is judged on actions,

actions isolate emotions


It’s not the words


He said

she said

they say

it’s the deed

NaPoWriMo2016 is in full swing and I’m loving it! Thank you to Robert Lee Brewer,, for the poetry prompt; “write a what he said and/or what she said poem.”

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