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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It’s All In The Mind

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Silence is golden
So used to say my father
As this mouth of mine never 
Ceased to chatter and blabber.

After years of talking I finally discover
Sweet words are a magic wand of wonder
Harsh word arrows that the heart pierce
Leaving holes like do nails on the fence

Speak up when there is need to be heard
But silent if you need be admired
A few words from deep down the heart
Are better than talk efficiently thought.

Empty words make the most noise
Like stones in an empty vessel
Actions speak with a better voice
What a long speech may never fulfill.

No words can make you feel at fault
Unless you permit them to do that
Harsh words have a power to instill hurt
If only your mind allows the attempt

Change harsh words of disrespect
To sweet words of confidence and trust
And watch kind words flow your way
It’s all in the mind, I solemnly say.



(26th May, 2006, Nellore)

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9 COMMENTS:

Matty said...

Truer words were never spoken.

Parth J Dave said...

Beauty post!

I feel this poem should be read by every person on this Planet, and learn something profound.

These pearls of wisdom that you have crafted through your poem are divine... What we say, is what we are!

Thank You for this amazing poem..It just made my day!

Prateek said...

"A few words from deep down the heart
Are better than talk efficiently thought."

Beautiful words.

P4ND3Y said...

too elegent.. too good..
needless to say i became a follower.

Lazy Pineapple said...

wow...well said....most of us talk before we think and it becomes difficult to take them back...

Haddock said...

Am not very much into poetry, but liked this one.

Zave said...

Loved those verses full of wisdom and truth.
Really well said indeed.

Nalini Hebbar said...

a thank you to all my readers for the wonderful comments...there is not much to discuss coz my poem says it all...thanks...:)))

thoughtful delights said...

Dear Nalini,

Thatz an awesome post.....Inspired...there is much to study in this prose...thanks....

Regards,
Thoughtful Delights :-)