When Words Don’t Seem Enough

I’m grateful to be a part of the GCD Writer’s Guild where each week we are presented with a writing prompt and a word count. The genre can be whatever you like. I tried my hand at poetry this week. The prompt was “When Words Don’t Seem Enough” and the word count was 250.


When words don’t seem enough,
my fear cannot be spoken,
I can only try and show it.

When words don’t seem enough,
it’s because they’ve never seemed to do anything before.
Besides, I’m not a poet.

When words don’t seem enough,
I’m told to remain silent,
to sit still and be quiet.

When words don’t seem enough,
I want to actually do something,
perhaps start a riot.

When words don’t seem enough,
I see no point in sharing them.
I’ve said all I need to say.

When words don’t seem enough,
I don’t care what you think,
I’m going to do it anyway.

When words don’t seem enough,
bricks and bats seem like they do.
After all, you haven’t heard a word I’ve said to you.

When words don’t seem enough,
I’m left with no other choice,
I know what I have to do.


When words don’t seem enough,
remember those who wish to be heard,
who desire justice and equality.

When words don’t seem enough,
resist that idea,
and trade your pessimism for opportunity.

When words don’t seem enough,
consider those who are unable to speak
and dream that they could.

When words don’t seem enough,
remember those who long to have your gift
and resolve that they should.

When words don’t seem enough,
speak up anyway
for the ones who feel so low.

When words don’t seem enough,
realize that ultimately,
in the end,
after all is said and done,
there’s only one Word they need to know.

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