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force of words

I know the force of words, their urgent calling,

not just words that draw polite applause

but words that even the dead find disturbing

break through their graves and walk abroad.


Though censors edit or publishers ignore them

words knuckle down, buckle under, keep on, cut through, 

hammering away till express trains come fawning

to lick poetry's rough hands, tame and meek.


I know the force of words, like a tissue flung

under dancers heels, they seem empty air,

but man is made of backbone, heart and tongue.


Version of a poem by Mayakovsky by Peter Jukes

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