Landmines (5-2 poetry)


It is amazing how traumatic words and experiences get embedded in our minds. A word or a comment can take your right back reliving that moment as though it was yesterday. I look at words like that to be unexploded mines in our psyche. The problem with these mines is that even though they are triggered, they keep resetting to be triggered again and again. This should remind us of how important our words are to others. Words spoken can be excused, denied, or even forgiven, but they can never be taken back.

Landmines  (5-2 Poetry)

Though you’re gone for years

Words remain

In my vast mind field


Waiting for one misstep


One trip

Triggers disruption


Scattering Shrapnel


Memories of you

Long dead

Revive in an instant



15 thoughts on “Landmines (5-2 poetry)

  1. This is beautiful! I had a Sunday School teacher when I was young tell us the spoken word
    Is like an arrow thrown. Once you say something, you can’t take it back. I think the lesson was to teach us the importance of kind words.

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