My words

Today, I’d like to challenge you to dramatic monologue. It doesn’t have to be quite as serious as Browning or Shakespeare, of course, but try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the “speaker” of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem.

My words

These words that I write, are all I have

they are my weapon of choice and my armour too

when life resembles a battlefield

one cannot remain a mere spectator

so, they are not meant to entertain you

if you seek entertainment

go watch a movie or catch a tv show

my words here, written in blood

that courses like lava through my veins

wrought at the altar of sacrificed bravehearts

and the graves of innocent lives

should startle you, make you sit up

and shake off your slumber

how long can you hide

behind the facade of indifference

and pretend that what is going on

around you does not affect you

how long can you be the silent multitude

how long can you condone wrongdoings

if my words are not fiery enough

to get your heart pounding and
rouse you to action

then you are nothing but a mere empty shell

and I cannot help but pity you.

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39 thoughts on “My words

    1. Dear sir, if I may be so bold
      to let words flow and unfold
      on their own to stir into action
      there would be no need of a ghostly apparition
      though I am honoured by your visitation! 🙏

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