I Believe That Words Are Powerful

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    Words can tell a story,

    cry for help, or hurt like a smack in the face. If you've read my thoughts in written word on this site then you know how powerful words are to me. My challenge to you is this: for one day, listen to your own words carefully. Do you express yourself well? Do you think about...
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    7 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Look up the dictionary definition Of a

    distraction, then become distracted by it. O.m.goodness graciousness, redundant balagna! Words mean what they mean others take it thst way ask a darn question for Petes sake!
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    5 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    I'm not a big fan of the average social media

    experience. 90% of what's shared is reblogged memes, GIF's and videos or mundane pictures of day to day life. Even sharing quotes always seem to come in clip art form. The internet gave us all a voice only to show us how little we have to say. When someone at least goes...
    Baddayoverdose Baddayoverdose
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    Anxiety weighs down the heart,

    but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverbs 12:25) A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up. (Proverbs 15:1) Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverbs 16:24) Words kill, words give life; they're either poison...
    zehero zehero
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    when someone comes to me

    and says I didn't mean it bulls*it. you must have meant it cuz you said it for people that say that please think before you talk because words do have power especially when you're saying something bad about someone it may not seem like it's a big deal but honestly if you really...
    galaxyandbeast galaxyandbeast
    18-21, F
    Dec 30, 2015

    Emotional Abuse is the worst one to be

    inflicted with. Because it has the power to manipulate ones mind without ever having to have raised a hand to inflict pain. The words they use, can change the mentality of the others mind. I'll speak on both parts. It generally effects those of the victims by the words coming...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    And as a result I find it hard to read

    when someone writes as if they're stating their thoughts as they think them--flying spelling errors/run-on sentence style/punctuation,grammar out the window... By no means am I perfect at this all, but truth be told: I stop reading & roll the ol' hazels. I grew up with...
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    2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    ''Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'' Which

    is fear of long words. I think this is plain cruel!
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    I wanna be a fiend with benefits!

    A friend of mine wanted to type friend and accidently wrote fiend. I knew the word and was unsure of the meaning so I checked. I will go with incubus! fiend /fiːnd/ noun noun: fiend; plural noun: fiends 1. an evil spirit or demon. synonyms: demon, devil, evil spirit, imp...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    Woman, Men, do not believe they are beautiful

    until someone comes along and shows them that they are. Actions speak louder, this is true, but your words, words can inspire us and what make us who we want to be, even if we don't believe in it ourselves because of our past. Please do yourselves a favour, say to the loved...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    You Are What You Hear

    When he said he thought I was smart…I felt like I could engineer the next NASA flight single-handedly.I was ready to conquer the world. When he told me he thought I was pretty…I felt as if other people floated around me awed by my beauty.I felt as if that beauty reflected...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Nov 16, 2011

    Hurt, a word that has the essence of Past,

    Present, and Future in it.. I know I will be Hurt again, I was Hurt many a times and am hurting right now.. The mystery now I know if something truly hurts , It never really stops.
    winterfall winterfall
    Mar 16, 2016

    Powerful Weapons

    You may not touch me or shoot me down but your tongue slices through me with each word, one by one You may not have bullets or knives but each syllable you spout is enough to end lives You may not think they are hurtful, but the words you choose are like weapons, inflicting...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Oct 21, 2012

    It's sad that we as a society think

    that HATE is a strong word, but we don't think the same for LOVE.
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    often words mean nothing.

    but we dont always see it before its too late. sometimes our words are unwelcome. or at least un needed. sometimes words pierce with the rapiers tip. they leave wounds that are small yet deep. fatal wounds. sometimes words are not believed. an oft repeated 'i love you...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Mar 16, 2016


    ....love.... elusive and sometimes fleeting. an expression of emotion worth more than gold and needed for life more than oxygen. what price happiness? what would we all give for it? i know what makes me happy, the smiles of those i love. its been a long time to discover...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 13, 2016

    It's strange that words are

    so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. T. S. Eliot
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    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    People who do not respect words upset me.

    I've come across such liars and cheats who've used words to manipulate those around them, play with their hearts. Some people still choose to have them in their life, for they think their words are powerful and truthful but that's only on the surface. They wish their sweet...
    xCallisto xCallisto
    18-21, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    You fall, you rise, you make mistakes,

    you live, you learn. You are human, not perfect. You have been hurt, but you are alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also a lot of...
    Changeling79 Changeling79
    36-40, F
    Mar 21, 2015

    Words can illustrate,

    they can obfuscate. Words can immortalize or demonize.Words can caress with touches as soft as a feather, give comfort to a teary eye... or they can be as harsh and visceral as a jagged rusty blade, elicit anger and rage, make a man a feral beast.Words can be fiery, fast and hot...
    brokencowboy brokencowboy
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    "For one human being to love another:

    that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." Rainer Maria Rilke ~ "Letters to a Young Poet"
    DaughterOfRain DaughterOfRain
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    You are beautiful You have redeeming qualities

    You're worth time and attention You're contribution to the planet is valid You're needed by someone You have power inside your voice and words
    Carolineexc Carolineexc
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    So Suddenly

    I want to hear the rapture of truthful emotions so touchable to my ears. I want to be fulfilled with the strength of words so suddenly. I want an everlasting smile to appear on my face by the whisper of words so magical were the imagination is so vividly clear; so real I can feel...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Nov 16, 2012
    wormworld wormworld
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    I don't know why you're

    so silent. Did I do something wrong?
    SuriAnne SuriAnne
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    We live and breathe words.

    .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading words, dwelling on them, how not to feel lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way we should see the world, its colors and textures...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Feb 2, 2016

    word that i dislike bye i never use

    that unless i never want to see the other person ever i usually say see ya soon or just see ya
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    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    They could either lift your mood.

    ..or cut like a knife... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 12, 2015

    I believe that everything happens

    for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    Changeling79 Changeling79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2015

    I find that I am bound by words

    that I've uttered, promises that I've made. I'm not sure if I've trapped myself with my own words. For example I've said that I don't want to leave EP until the end but I've been contemplating deleting my account nowadays... It's just too depressing to log in here, because...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2016

    Once spoken words cannot be taken back.

    That is why we should choose our words carefully. This actually reminds me of a quote, "When you Talk you are only repeating what you know; but when listen, you may learn something new."
    AaronKGibbs AaronKGibbs
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    I think the power of words are just like any

    power in the since that it'll only come in handy if you have knowledge to know how to use them and the will to use them when you have to and the wisdom to use them responsibly
    FireDesire1602 FireDesire1602
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    The truth is, unless you let go,

    unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.-Steve Maraboli
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    "You cannot change things,

    therefore you change perspective. That's the beauty of power".
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    The tongue is a small thing,

    but what enormous damage it can do.
    loyalgirl78 loyalgirl78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2015

    Words travel far more

    than we can ever reach across hearts and live longer than we can ever live on earth and as such, should be spoken with a lot of goodness and care in them.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    "The pen is mightier

    than the sword." Especially when someone says "**** you!"
    gtownguy gtownguy
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    They say that, "actions speaks louder

    than words". I would say only sometimes depending on the situation. Nevertheless, words can be just as deadly or as beautiful as actions based on how there are used. The bible even states that, " life and death is in the power of the tongue". You can easily get yourself in a lot...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    Words can actually do more damage

    than what you expect.
    Dottyz Dottyz
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    Words are small little things.

    But they can be used to destroy. They can be used to build. They can be used to hurt. They can be used to help or inspire.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    Yes the basis how incantation magic not allways

    needing words but words are strong they give power the name the symbolism a simple few words can invoke thoughts hundreds or invoke the power of many things
    Poisonmyst Poisonmyst
    16-17, M
    Apr 2, 2016

    very powerful tools words are.

    .. they can be the sharpest weapons and they can also be healing tools. i'm working on speaking only words of healing. i love it when i can say the right set of words that makes a person feel good. it's like magic. it's also very important how you say the words, the tone and the...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    Words between souls come

    and go, most are laced with love, so much meaning when they are spoken because I know they're meant....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    *sighs*trying to think how to write this.

    ...from your view, or mine.let's try yours first.....you drive me nuts.you're half crazy.you can make dinner out of nothing.... just like Gram....you swallow....I love that.your pgina$$y stinks.You're 19 foot tall and have weird feet.I love eating you out.I love when you come.you...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016


    ..PlacidityAn untroubled state...free from disturbances.
    LiquidSunshine1 LiquidSunshine1
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    I am me and you are you,

    when we talk it can go either way. We may build a bond and care for the other as true friends do, or our personalities are simply uninterested in making it work. some day or another your tern will come and you get to decide weather you want me in your story or not, all that I...
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    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    I Am Denied You

    You painted your vibrant colours upon my soul... You splashed your reds, your blues, your greens...all...... They blended, melded, flowed together like your love for me... They rushed through me.....Torrents of colours....Cascading.... A tsunami of rushing feelings....Bold...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 31, 2013

    Let's remember the day!

    Those of us that are Christian. Have a very blessed day!
    047Ronin 047Ronin
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2016

    Words leave their mark far longer

    than any physical pain can. Even if you are left with physical scars, you learn to accept them as part of you. The pain dissipates, the scars fade, and they become a reminder of something that happened to you once. Words; they linger, they reappear, they never quite leave you...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    So when I read anything

    that reads as one long run-on sentence, I might feel anxious. As if I can hear the person talk & they don't know when to stop. :)
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    Dec 3, 2015

    Words are singularly the most powerful force

    available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg
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    3 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    oh boy, I am a fun, goofytype girl

    and dont try hurting people by making others feel bad about themselves my degrading them, name calling or mostly when in a fight, say things I dont mean. I think that is acrock of ****. cuz wheni am mad I am a demon ***** buteverything I burst out with I finally am forcing out...
    Sharime Sharime
    41-45, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    Never speak from a place of hate,

    jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them out, sometimes it's best to be quiet.
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    5 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Roy Masters wrote a Tremendous book on this

    subject called " The Power of Words "
    41-45, M
    Feb 16, 2016

    There's always a possibility with the

    impossible. Turn your dreams into something Real:)
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015
    veganmeditates veganmeditates
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2016
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