Words And Actions

do I disappoint you

do I not measure up

am I less than you hoped for

am I more of all the wrong things

did you find me to be unworthy

did you learn my darkest truth


your words sound lovely

they speak of love and

an eternal dedication


when you wish to prove

your truest feelings

try moving your mouth less

and move closer toward action


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I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on October 27, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 65 Comments.

  1. I so wish this could be flashed out as a general notice to public! Ughh (N)
    Well written!

  2. sportsattitudes

    “Actions speak louder than words”…perhaps so…but the very act of calling upon one to act through words is oft the only way to increase the desired volume.

  3. Well, well. There’s a certain someone I could send this one to. But I won’t. Just happy that my feelings are shared.

  4. Sadly, plenty of these around. πŸ˜‰

  5. Ouch! There’s a story behind these words. I hope you are heard…

  6. I agree with L.R…ouch! I felt the sting of the words and the emotion behind them. Powerful and thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  7. Initial reaction: Wooww! with a smile. πŸ˜‰ I really like this one. I had the same thoughts but I don’t have the talent to express them so beautifully as you did. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Reblogged this on taherehbarati and commented:
    I liked the following poetry. Enjoy…

  9. Shepard of Peace

    I like this one. This one is close to my heart. There is to much dissing going on.

  10. Exactly. Blogs are about writing though, everyone is free to voice opinions, whether we agree or not. Good post.

    • Thank you! πŸ™‚ Disagreeing is good and healthy. I agree. It’s great to meet you!

      • Thanks John, pleasure to meet you also. In the beginning I thought this was written for the editor of a poetry magazine that ticked you off. I agree, it feels good to get something off your chest and I’m well aware not everyone will appreciate our stance on certain subjects. Oh well, haha.

        Looking forward to reading more from you.

        • Thank you! πŸ™‚ It could have been for an editor but this was written during a pretty recent personal experience. I agree that sometimes it feels good to get something off your chest even if it’s not to tell the person involved. Writing can be a big help and it can even prevent a lot of arguments. πŸ˜‰

  11. Nice. I like this. Blunt. I could definitely say this to a few people in my life.

  12. Listen to what others think but worry not; for we answer to our own voice.

  13. Reblogged this on k1nd3r5tew and commented:
    this is spot on. thank you for your talent

  14. love your wisdom with word …thank you for the follow

  15. very well expressed and in such simple words… kudos.. πŸ™‚

  16. Such truth! I wish more people would heed this advice, it pains me to say it but sometimes, words are cheap.

    • Thank you! πŸ™‚ Words can hurt us and leave emotional scars. They can also comfort us. Still, actions will always speak louder. You’re right. Words are cheap and meaningless in a lot of cases without actions.

  17. So simply stated..but such a huge truth. Well done!

  18. Indeed actions speak louder than words, but your words speak volumes too. Great piece

  19. Effective and stylish description of the feeling of being insufficient in a relationship, and the fear of not being loved back. Or at least, that’s how I read it. Well written!

  20. So true, actions and words get disconnected sometimes

  21. Well said! ‘Actions speak louder than words’. That seems the message behind your poem. Worth reading indeed.

  22. Wow! Superb! ::applause::

  23. Wow – I think I’ve been guilty of this, as well as in transverse. I think, sometimes, we act hypocritical to our words and feelings, though. ‘Twould be better to act aright with our purpose, no?

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