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Reena Saxena

Words are

tools of expression,

but oh, so limited.

They need to be learned

and cannot break

the barriers of language

dialect, accent and culture.

My body speaks

just what I think,

no more, no less.

I can speak to animals

and humans alike.

I love, I care,

I look, I stare.

Yet, I need words

to frame my own thoughts

and label feelings,

to ignore the tremors

but say, I do not fear,

to be depressed, but

smile and spread cheer.

Words are the barriers

between me and myself

Words are a mask

Words are diplomacy

Words were created

as tools of manipulation

not expression.

Inspired by JSW Writing Challenge


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