Words Have Power By Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla

Words have the power

To heal and corrode

Words are like a double-edge sword.


Because if used properly…


They have the potential

To sharpen and sculpt

Our character.

They have the propensity

To dig out

All of our deeply buried passions.

They even have the proclivity

To move multitudes

In multiple fashions.


Words, Words, Words!


They can easily galvanize

An entire oppressed civilization.

They can swiftly incentivize

The perspiration

Of a gasping hopeless soul;

Propel it upwards and above

With kaleidoscope inspiration.


Yet if used improperly…


Words also have the inclination

To mercilessly pierce through the human spirit

Dismantle our foundations

Super-impose illusive limitations

To the point of

Deconstructing our vision and aspirations.


So, please

Be careful and conscious

With the artillery

That hangs loose

At the tip of your little viper tongue.

Be careful and conscious

With the arsenal

That you employ and deploy

On others.


Including yourself.


Because even casual statements

With a slightly negative connotation

Can victimize you

Into a never-ending trepidation;

By constantly

Watering poisonous seeds

That only manifest and attract more


Into our lives.


Is just that sometimes,

We do not realize that we are constantly

Prophesying our own destinies

By speaking into existence

The essence

Of our foundations and flaws.

With words

That have the power to tear down entire Berlin walls.

With words

That have the power to subside internal and global wars.

With words

That have the power and could ultimately be used

To self-talk

Your subconscious mind

Into blissful eloquence.


© Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla

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PieroAbout the Author

Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla is a theatrical poet, medical interpreter and a multilingual educator from Lima, Peru. He was raised in an artistic world, due to his parents’ involvement in the fields of Dramatic Arts, Painting, Screen-Writing and TV Production. In 2014, Piero moved to Washington D.C. where he discovered his passion for Spoken Word Poetry and Motivational Speaking. Piero uses poetry as therapeutic tool to heal, provoke inspiration and arise feelings of cathartic joy to audiences across the globe. He mostly writes about self-help, touching upon the concepts of gratitude, optimism and interracial relations in the form of satire. He is a holistic and energetic artist who intends to raise awareness with his spiritual approach.

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