Power Of Words

How does it feel when I say.
Sadness
pessimism
selfishness
hate
apathy
misery
sorrow
it starts to get cold
heartless
you are sitting in a fridge
temperature below zero
head down
thoughts low
unmotivated…
Now, how does it feel when I say…
Positivism
optimism
Happiness
Joy
Pleasure
Desire
Gratification
Passion
Love
Serenity
Serendipity
It’s all about words
Letters gathered around a fire
on a cold night
freezing
Divided in groups
wondering
Who can make it “lit”?
Light a flame or a candle
the dark becomes shine
You reach the light at the end of the
tunnel
It becomes a mental exercise
You train yourself
To jump off ropes
To lift some weights
To run races
But you can’t forget
Stretching to cool off
Heartbeat goes up
Heartbeat comes down
Or what if someone trains you?
Some of us need help
Some of us need trainers
Some can’t survive in the gym
Alone
Without some instructions.
How to use an elliptical
Or how to start up a treadmill
But you still can’t forget
Stretching to cool off
Heartbeat goes up
Heartbeat comes down
Don’t you feel the burn?
Is the candle too lit?
Is the temperature too high?
Or is your core tighten?
Or is your breath so short?
It’s all about the power of words
Thoughts
Letters gathered around a fire
on a cold night
freezing
Divided in groups
wondering
Who can make it “lit”?
Light a flame or a candle
the dark becomes shine
You will finally reach the light at
the end of the tunnel


Rawan Al-Adhamy
Sports & News Editor

Originally published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 08 on February 7, 2018