The Power of Words (A Poem)

An abuse survivor's short poem about the power words have to hurt us, heal us, and help us move forward.

Words can smack my heart with the strike of a match.
They can make me feel pain and under constant attack.
They can move me forward or make me step back.

Words can also be kind and lighten my heart
To feel the sun and try to move on,
But the scars that hide beneath my skin,
I feel so deeply, I can get lost within.

I let the words burn down to ashes
To set them free
I will show the world I’m strong,
And I will always overcome.

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Alyce Lauren

I am a survivor of many traumatic experiences. At a young age, I started to write poetry to help express my pain. I live with my children and husband of 27 years. We have 4 boys. I am also a grandmother of two: a boy and girl. I am a amateur photographer—one of my most favorite things to do. I have an Instagram page that I post all my photos on, and I am also the owner of the Facebook page She needed a hero, so that's what she became.

3 Responses

  1. Sherry Bonnette says:

    I enjoyed you poetry! Thank you!

  2. Devorah Fox says:

    Thanks for sharing. My most recent release is about the power of words so I can well understand.

  3. Words can be so harmful and so healing. Thank you for sharing, Alyce. It’s the sharing of our experiences that makes words into elixirs.

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