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Word Power

A poem

Image courtesy of the author, Henery X. Excerpts from my third book, The Gumbo: Food For Thought



Word Power


2023, Henery X ©


I am word…. Do with me what you will I just pray whatever you do has mass appeal Letters are good, but I make them better I’ve been known to make the Southern region of women wetter…. Than water After the judge bangs the gavel I make him scream, “Order! Order!” As the courtroom erupts into aggressive chatter Which is because of a corrupt judicial system That’s attempting to send an innocent man through its modern-day Willie Lynch system And then the judge uses me to say, “He’ll be justly tried by a jury of his peers” When he should have used me to say, “He’ll now face a jury that represents the sum of all his fears”

Not a melanated face within the dozen

Now you know why the courtroom is buzzin' Politicians With lofty ambitions Use me to get what they desire And then every other time is to reveal they are liars I make up love poems and epic short stories That speak of heartache and unforgettable glories And what about the song lyrics that singers sing Or the verses from self-proclaimed rap kings and queens Who are really pawns in a game Where misleading the people is their true claim to fame But I’m gonna continue to help them all speak on it Because silence is my greatest opponent And he’s been winning long enough Has people believing he has the right stuff But what has holding your tongue Or keeping air trapped inside your lungs Done for you lately? Though shy people don’t speak me When they express themselves on paper, I help them to feel free Word power Is exercised every second of every hour And be it positive or not Lukewarm or scorching hot I’m gonna continue to ensure everyone has a chance to give it all they got.


Writer’s Way is a club I started on Clubhouse. It’s a safe space where readers and writers come together and support one another. If you’re in search of a community where you’ll always leave feeling better than when you arrived, then look no further than Writer’s Way. Your Voice Matters. So, come allow it to be heard.



Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering. May all you deserve and desire flow abundantly into your life, as a river does into a sea.


Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.


Continue to be a lighthouse for all those who feel lost in the sea of life.


May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.


Peace, Love, and the utmost Respect.



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