Words by Markus Fleischmann


Many times

Have words cut deep

Wounding my heart

Slicing my self-esteem

Often words have been


Spoken with ignorance

Words describe

What is in need

What is seen

They are reasons for tears

Explanation of fears

Words ignite like fire

Spin webs of liars

Spoken soft with desire

Spoken in trust

Buried with dust

Words can heal

But also steal

They can be warm

Cold or strong

A word spoken

A word written

No matter the creed

It is not forbidden

Words can be enlightening

Words can be inspiring

Fighting and biting

Productive or destructive

My favorite are hers

Very seductive

Progressive not obsessive

Even in silence a word is heard

In a kiss from a heart

Unspoken in her eyes

Read in verse and rhymes

On her lips

Even by blind fingertips


© Markus Fleischmann

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In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”

Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”

In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.

Don Beukes – author of The Salamander Chronicles

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