Words

Words

We each carry two bags of words.
One is heavier than the other.
Each bag is mixed of good and evil.
Each bag is worn and broken.

New tears appear daily in them both.
The heavy words slip out with a thud.
The lighter ones fly without forethought.
Sometimes, we release them, intentionally, meaningfully.

Other times emotions rip through the fabric,
And out comes floods of senseless rhetoric,
The cheerleaders of fear adding fuel
to fires that burn everything with their hate.

These words land like bricks in the windows of the heart,
and when the heart is shattered and fragile,
there are never enough words of repair,
but it is up to us to dig deep inside,
and find the right words of healing.

We must find the words that will begin
to fill the cracks of our hearts with love,
and fuel our footsteps towards righteousness again.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.