Dead or Alive


A word is dead
when it is said,
some say.
I say it just
begins to live
that day.

We know that words have meaning but do they have life? Emily Dickinson, the famous poet says ‘Yes!’ She references in her poem that words begin to live the moment we speak them.

When words are spoken they take on life – the life given by the speaker. Words make sounds. Sounds are vibrations that travel through the air and reach our ears. The things we say carry weight and have tremendous impact. Let the vibrations of the words we say bring life to someone in dire need of hearing something hopeful, something refreshing, something that makes them feel alive.

Lynette Samuel