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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: July 7, 2019      Views: 80

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BOB CULLEN 
Rob Cullen has been writing for around thirty five years. To date he's completed eight novels, with two published.

The Ultimate Betrayal was published in 2014 by G and J Publishing and is still available through Kindle, Smashwords and - more...

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"You Say It's Only Words" by bob cullen
You say it's only words and that indeed is true
Once the words are spoken it's too late to undo
The damage that has been spread by a careless thought
So think before you speak, best lesson I was taught

You say it's only words claim it was harmless fun
Rumour spread like wildfire killed like a madman's gun
Destroyed a reputation cost him quite a bit
And it's hard to douse a fire once the flame's been lit

You say it's only words and you don't seem to care
The harm that has been done, it takes time to repair
Truth has been cast aside, now no one wants to know
The cost of tongues let loose; guess that's how it had to go

You say it's only words but that's a load of crap
Gossip's a vicious way to start a violent scrap
And it's just one step removed from a blatant lie
That's how it all started, the rest you can't deny

You say it's only words you don't mean what you say
But a little truth might help you to clear the way
So search for the beginning that's the place to start
And I'd suggest by the book best to play it smart

You say it's only words the truth's now plain in view
Why should I confess, you don't have a bleeding clue
But we'll work together, remain the perfect team
Me and my best buddy, a bottle of Jim Beam

It's Only Words writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
IT'S ONLY WORDS
Write a POEM in any style, maximum number of 24 lines, to reflect the impact that WORDS can have on people.

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Author Notes
I thought this was half reasonable until I read the other entries. Reality says I'm just making up the number.
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