In setting out to declaim
we too often only maim
the language of our native tongue.

It was in offer of pure discourse
in prose, in song, in poet’s voice
that brings some here, who are terse.

The multitudes or eager few
assembled now to learn what’s new,
hear but trite phrases, empty words.

Naïve, tis said, to hope and pray
for deeper meaning in what I say.
Words are easy, writing’s hard.

Gus Daum


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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2 Responses to ONLY WORDS

  1. MaryJo says:

    So true, Gus. That makes the profound observations, ideas, phrases, and poems that emerge all the more fun and interesting!


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