What Are Words Worth

MariahStarred Page By Mariah, 4th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have chosen to write this, as I was advised by another Wikinut Writer, in that referring to a respected Writer, in one of my previous articles, as being a Crusader of Peace, was found to be offensive,
This was forwarded to me in two private contact messages, as the writer stated this form of relaying his views was preferable to himself.
I don't agree with him, I think it's a subject that should be open to all to give their
opinion if they so choose...

Peace Is The Word

A Global Multinational Word
Which never should offend

A word describing desire
For all pain of wars to end

A Word calling out for Unity
For all mankind to hear
A word that holds the answer
To ending sadness anger and fear

Blessed Be The Peacemakers

Peacemakers? Those who strive for world peace?
Lovers of Peace.? .What words are your choice?

No... the adjective word holds not the strength
Strength lies in the message behind the voice.



Interpretation

There is no wrong in expressing our emotions
In words
we rightfully
choose as our own
No right does another hold to chastise that choice
As being words they choose not to condone

It is not for others to decide
Of what words we have the right to use

It is for others to widen their perception
Of the
interpretation that they choose.

No other has the power
To suggest the word choice 'they recommend'
For it is those who apply this form of criticism
Who in turn will tend to offend

Crusader... A Vigilant Campaigner


Mother Theresa of Calcutta
A loving crusader in every way
Crusaders for the Children
Saving Children's lives each day


Many good people do carry this title
By Helping others to find their way

A word to describe those who deeply care
With each and every passing day

A Word should not be offensive
When not written to aggrieve
It is only in the eye of the beholder
When this the view they elect to perceive


Crusader of Peace... I did describe Siva
In acknowledgement of his admirable quest
To see Peace and Equality throughout mankind

For his teachings no more no lest












Tags

Freedom Of Speech, Peace, Perception, Use Of Language

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author avatar Mariah
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you for moderating and for the Star Steve, much appreciated.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Well done Mariah. I have often thought that words are just words, even words considered profane are just words. They are only profane if one puts a charge on them.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
4th Jun 2013 (#)

A big resounding YES Mariah to what you have written my friend..am so glad you speak out as all of should against those who criticize and are offensive...probably because they have one foot in perdition and the other...well who bloody knows..words are only words..it is the interpretation that reflects where someone is at...blessings xox

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author avatar Mariah
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you for your support my dear. As we and many others on the site feel, it's nice to be nice!
Hugsxxx

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author avatar Mariah
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Steve,my sentiments
exactly
Mariah

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author avatar Retired
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Well done and beautifully expressed - enjoyed it. Thank you Mariah.

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author avatar Mariah
4th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading Denise, and very much appreciate your comments
x

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author avatar Carol
5th Jun 2013 (#)

This is lovely, don't know who has said what, but I always think actions speak louder than words. I hope we can all support one another on here, and keep up the friendly community

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you so much Carol.
The objection was because I referred to Siva as a 'crusader of peace' in the acknowledgement all the peace striving articles he writes.
Whereas all are entitled to our opinion, in this case the 'chosen perception' of the word crusader was the issue.
We do all support each other
and will always do, it's unfortunate that someone has seen fit to put a cloud over something nice written about Siva.
Thanks again Carol, have a lovely holiday, love to Phil.
Mariah

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Beautifully said Mariah...

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank You my dear friend
xx

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Jun 2013 (#)

My God, I do not know what the fuss is about! It is what we try to convey that matters and not the semantics over words. I know we all have a good heart and encourage each other as it is a community full of camaraderie, inclusiveness, that make this site so unique and even addictive! You have meant well Mariah, thank you very much - regards - siva

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2013 (#)

And my thanks to you for all that you do Siva
Mariahx

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author avatar C.D. Moore
5th Jun 2013 (#)

I echo Siva's thoughts.

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks CD, I appreciate that.
Mariahx

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author avatar Mariah
5th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you CD I appreciate that
Mariah

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author avatar LOVERME
5th Jun 2013 (#)

you have given life and soul to words ...
others will say
what they may...
you decide
whats best in your own.... innimitable way

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author avatar Mariah
8th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks LOVERME I appreciate your comments..said of course
in 'your own' inimitable way, as it should be
Mariah

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Jun 2013 (#)

thanks i am a words SMITH I CREATE NEWER WORDS AND
WHEN YOU READEST ME...
THOU SHALLT KNOWEST

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author avatar Shirley Shuler
7th Jun 2013 (#)

Well said, Mariah...there are those who will criticize no matter what words we use...some see truth as being offensive, words are and can be a wonderful thing...hugs

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author avatar Mariah
8th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks Shirley love..it's true what you say..you can't please all of the people all the time, even when you speak from the heart.
Big hugs coming backxx

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author avatar Tranquilpen
9th Jun 2013 (#)

Great stuff Lass!, keep em flowing as ye will, we bask in them as often as we can.:-))

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author avatar Mariah
9th Jun 2013 (#)

Hooray yer back. Great to see you on my page Andre, thank you my friend.
Mariah

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Jun 2013 (#)

A very good point and I enjoy your poems.

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author avatar Mariah
12th Jun 2013 (#)

And my sincere thanks for your appreciation Kingwell
Mariah

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author avatar LOVERME
20th Jul 2013 (#)

came by again

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