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Power of Words


David J. Collins

Like a mighty rushing wave.
A roaring gush of water.
Typhoon-like were Demosthenes' words.
They were stinging, caustic, and thunderous.
Cicero moved crowds from apathy to action.
From tones mesmerizing and enchanting.
Chrysostom spoke soul soothing words.
Words can be powerful or powerless.
They can be awe inspiring or vilifying.
They can be congratulatory or detrimental.
Words well written can bring fame and glory.
Or they can bring deification or demagoguery.
Remember the audible word was first created.
Then the word became flesh.

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