The Failure of Words (Poetry, Rough-Draft)


There are Words,

so many Words

Languages in the thousands,

each with their words, each with their phrases

millions of ways to capture the world,

reshape it,

express it


But the human heart, in its heights of glory,

in its depths of depravity,

in its splendor, and in its horror,

defies them all


Within it lies the worst of humanity,

and the greatest as well

and though we may, for a moment, find it,

echoed in a moan, or reflected in a tear,

our Words,

all our Words,

will forever fail


~ by brokenrazor on August 25, 2008.

One Response to “The Failure of Words (Poetry, Rough-Draft)”

  1. Hmmm….I like how you capture the futility of language with language. Nicely done.

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