Words

Hello friends! Random Specific Thoughts is officially back from hiatus and I’m so excited to catch up on posting and reading!

Today’s poem on ‘Words’ is part of a blog tour hosted by a dear friend, Kaley Kriesel to celebrate the launch of her official writing blog, Words. As we’re both in awe of words, we each decided to write a poem on the same topic! Hope you have a good read!

Kaley’s poem:

Little letters lilt across the page
Dancing, marching or standing
They may not look like much
But they express what we’re feeling.

Every ounce of pain and guilt
Expressed in tiny arrows
Pointing deep into any soul
Who dares hear the sorrows

Photo by Charlotte O. Juice on Pexels

Every smile and memory loved
Like little giggles on the screen
New and fun to a stranger’s eyes
But familiar and sweet to me.

Every tear comes together here
Tugging at every visiting heart
Whispering “You can take action”
It’s a world-changing passionate art
Rooted in everything I am

My words flow from my very being
If you wanted to know what’s inside
Just ask, and I’ll start writing.
Some people say words matter
But don’t practice what they preach

I’m seeking for a little change
Because words make up everything
And it can start with open ears
And slow-to-open mouths
And open hearts and open minds
And saying no to our doubts

If we would test each word with care,
Listening before we make our case
Maybe we’d start to understand
What’s beyond each face.


About the author:
Kaley Kriesel is a 15-year-old Christian author from Oklahoma, USA, where she pursues Jesus and studies from her home. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and when she isn’t writing, learning, or socialising, you can most often find her playing the ukulele or reading a book. She has two blogs, Words and Sketch Scribble Scribe. (this tour is for Words)

Photo by Charlotte O. Juice on Pexels

My poem:

Some soar, some pierce, some laugh –
In being, they remain the same,
A collection, an army,
Of characters large and small.
Infused with the power of aeons.

Manifesting art, touching lives or breaking hearts,
Words tell you the tale
Of dodged sight and masked smiles,
A story of life, love and loss.

The pinnacle of understanding,
Bearer of humanity
And guardian of our voices –
Words hold you when the world turns grim.

Trust them to stand up and fight,
When grief blinds you
Or embarrassment takes the stage –
Words hold the fort
For voices are what they sustain.

On sonder nights, they echo –
“We’ll speak for you when
The noise drowns you out.
We’ll carry you when you
Stumble and fall.
We’re here always,
Even when you’re not.”

Photo by Todoran Bogdan on Pexels.com

A huge thank you to Kaley for hosting the tour and letting me be a part of something so memorable! Please be sure to check out the previous stops along the way – I believe there’s something for everyone! Being an avid fan of The Wizarding World, I especially found Joelle’s and Kaley’s Harry Potter debate yesterday quite interesting!

Thoughtfully yours,
D

Please feel free to explore the rest of the tour below!

Sketch Scribble Scribe – Q&A and Giveaway
I Have 12% Of A Plan – Character Conversation
Rambling Reviews – Would You Rather?
maggie’s doodles – Why Words Matter
A Curly Sue’s Ramblings – Bookish Q&A
Jenna Terese – Interview about Writing
The Homeschooled Girl – Interview about Writing
Teen Writers’ Nook – Plotting a Character’s Life
Daughter Of The Light – Writing Health and Mental health Problems
Pen & Ink – Writing Villain Motivations
Above the Clouds – Interview about Fantasy Writing as a Christian
Sword of The Penmaid – Harry Potter Debate

Click here to visit Kaley’s writing blog, Words!

46 thoughts on “Words

  1. Aw thank you!❤️ I’ve definitely missed this community – feels good to be back!
    Haha, so happy to hear that! Absolutely – I was honoured to collaborate with her!
    Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend ahead!💕

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  2. DDDDD!!!! HI
    1. I adored the line “infused with the power of aeons.” Sometimes I forget how old writing is, but it really is one way to reach into our pasts.
    2. How are you how have you been what’ve you been doing-

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  3. AHH HELLO PBS!
    Aw thank you! Me too – that can be a reminder for both of us, haha!
    I’ve been okay, just busy with exams. How about you? Ooh are you on summer break?

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  4. I’m still giving boards,,,,,, *cries* they began on the 24th of April, they’ll end in 6 days.
    I’ve just been busy giving exams, too. It feels so endless (don’t mind me being the dramatic little gerbil that I am)

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  5. Oof hope they’re going well! My last one is on June 13 but I have more exams throughout June and July lol.
    Haha, not at all!😂 I totally get how you feel!

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  6. Ich kann nicht sagen, dass ich dem zustimme, aber ich respektiere deine Meinung trotzdem! Vielen Dank für das Lesen und Teilen Ihrer Gedanken! Hoffe es geht dir gut!

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  7. Wow! I am marvelled by these beautiful poems! Really well written and heartfelt. Both of you had done a great job👏🏻👏🏻 And I’m glad to see you back in blogging, D!!❤ Looking forward to more lovely posts!!

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  8. I really liked and was impressed with both poems. I also subscribed to Kayle’s writing blog. Both of you are VERY talented. I may include these two poems when I lecture on Word Choice to my Advanced Writing students if that’s ok.

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  9. I’m so happy to hear that, Ms Rae! Aw thank you so much! I had a lovely time collaborating with Kaley on something we both love.
    Absolutely, Ms Rae! I’m so grateful and humbled that you considered them!❤️

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  10. Aw thank you so much! They weren’t great but okay, I guess. So happy to hear that!❤️
    Apologies for the delayed response, this went to spam by mistake 🤦

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