What it means to me

What it means to me

Let me tell you what I mean

When I say speak less

about someĀ things you see.

Watch your words

They rule like gods.


I am an artist

My mind is the canvass

My thought is the brush

but My word is the paint


Words! they can break

still they can make.

You say it’s nothing

but your words bring tears

to my eyes.


From the hillsĀ 

I will shout aloud

Listen if you please.

From vain talk, you must cease

because war or peace

comes upon us when we speak.


-Umekwe. U

6 thoughts on “What it means to me” by Uzoma Umekwe (@uzomaumekwe)

  1. @uzomaumekwe “Words…….. rule like gods”. Hmmm very vivid. I can see this all around. Welly wordedly words) never mind. Good poem with a simple theme.

    1. @dolphineyes Thanks for the nice words.

  2. Bola (@basittjamiu)

    Nice. Greatly inspired by this.

  3. @basittjamiu Thanks for taking time to read the poem.. Please do check back for more of my poems. .

  4. Words! they can break

    still they can make.

    Like this more.

    1. @elovepoetry thanks for the nice comments.

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