|Reviews for Words|
| MilesK chapter 1 . 7/10
Good start. You have a lot of emotion in here, which is integral to any good poem. My advice to you is to steer clear of clichés. "Words don't work. Nothing works." Screams of teenage angst. It is overly pessimistic to the point where it is hard to take seriously. I would say that your poem is very strong until you reference different events in history made possible by words. After "words change the world" your poem becomes a bit predictable and almost vindictive towards society. You have an interesting angle here, that words hurt, maybe make this more literal? Perhaps turn this into a metaphor, comparing words to something awful for the human body, like a woodchipper or something dangerous. There are many unique ways to talk about words. There's a line in a song called "a love song" by Josh T Pearson, "the most dangerous four letter word ever known to man." This is a cool way of talking about love, you too can find a unique way to talk about words.
Keep writing poetry, the emotion is there and that's missing from a lot of stuff out there, you just need to find a unique direction. Good job.