Just Words

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Lily’s poem on the enigma of .

Cursive writing, italics, capitals
Words in veils, sometimes blood red, or virginal  bridal white
Hastily scribbled on a paper  napkin
Scrawled shoddily on the edge of your curry greased palm

Itching to shriek and
Flogged into sanity words
Ferocious, sabre toothed, gregarious,
Making mincemeat out of characters,
Double edged swords, razor sharp, throat slitting words.

Tumbling out of the closet
Sneaky gossipy
Over the top, flamboyant words!
Sugary. Syrupy, people pleasing
Boot licking, fawning and flattering words
of snow storming, heart stopping chilling words!
Who invented you, silly, foot in the mouth, words?

©Lily Swarn

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Lily Swarn won the Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2016, Global Poet of Peace and Universal Love, Global Icon of Peace from Nigeria, Virtuoso Award and Woman of Substance. A postgraduate in English from Panjab University, she taught at Sacred Heart College, Dalhousie. A gold medallist for Best All-round Student from GCG Chandigarh, she has University Colours for Dramatics. Widely published and interviewed, she authored, A Trellis of Ecstasy and Lilies of the Valley.