The Potency of Words / Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

 
Poem by Sadiqullah Khan
 
 
The Potency of Words
 
‘Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.’
Manly P. Hall
 
Idiocy instead. Not words are potent –
When the tongue’s a pointed gun
Words drown in fear and never are spoken
The ink when blood and earth tablet
When brute power is sway –
 
And the victor of ignorant barbarity
Of the meagre little opressions dictate
And the civilized world let it happen
Or certain mean interests propel their
Cause. When the live stage is in display –
 
And various speculations are sport
Like before the hungry lions is innocent
Lives thrown. To get amused and laugh out.
 
Sadiqullah Khan
Hyderabad

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