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Poet of the Week The voice of words

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About the poet

William Van Amber Fields has been married for 50 years with seven children and 21 grandchildren. He enjoys writing personal poetry for his grandchildren, for special occassions, as comment on social issues and Christian thought. This poem was written in witness of all the turmoil in the Middle East.

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 7:07 am

Truth is light

and life...

Decipet is darkness

and death.

Words are life and death...

which voice is heard

within our breath.

The tongue,

extensions of the heart...

a blade as sharp

and quick,

a sharpened prick

that prods and gaods.

The words, a sword

to pointed end...

fiercest enemy, dearest friend...

the spirits sword

a spirits word...

Some said to cut,

some cut to heal,

some said to bless,

some cut to kill.

In the beginning

was the word.

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