Mightier than any!
Word is God' - they said;
and it was true,
For all we know,
God is a word;
A big small word, nonetheless..!
'Words are knowledge'- they said
and it was another truth,
For all we can comprehend,
Knowledge comes in words,
Chosen for a few,carefully signified by some!
Then they said-
'Words can cut both ways;
For there are some words,
mightier than swords.!
'Words are dangerous',
For they are powerful catalysts;
Capable of modelling one Marx or Hilter.!
They went on saying -
Words need to be kept in check !
or they may escape
To bring about new revolutions..!
So they decreed,
To use rulers and draw margins,
A fitting cage
For words of the free..!!
They taught us to use ruled books
To keep our words in line..!
And made us swear to never let words
Be more than 'just words'...
NB: Their ghosts still manage to strangle the words that did ever escape.