Tag Archives: thought

Redefine

15 Nov

Redefine

One of the main reasons why
We’re not where we could be
Is ‘cause we go along with definitions
And agree

We hear such words as “ego” and
“Busy” and do not think
What the words do truly mean
Without giving a blink

Accepting common definitions
Words like “deep” and “ego”
It’s time to change how we define
Some of the words we know

Take control and redefine
The words that you employ
Erase, expel, remove, delete
Obliterate, destroy

Every definition that
You’ve grown accustomed to
Give those words some deeper thought
And redefine your view

“Ego” isn’t just a way
Of saying “I” or “me”
It’s the single biggest block
To all that you can be

“Busy” doesn’t mean that you
Are always on the go
Now it seems to only speak
Of non-stop work and woe

Something’s only “deep” if you’re
Always too far away
To recognize the truth that it
Is trying to convey

“Stressful” is a made-up word
For things you CAN control
But choose to let your “ego” rule
And drag you down that hole

“Jealousy” should not be used
When telling all your friends
That you envy them because
Of selfishness it sends

Think about those words you use
That reflect selfish things
Redefine and recognize
And see the strength it brings

To stand apart and think alone
And never be constrained
By shallow definitions that
Leave much to be explained

                                  ~Miro

Semantics

29 Jul

Semantics

How many times have you tried
To get across a thought
Only to have semantics
Make it all for naught?

An idea about this or that
With heart in the right place
Only to have someone come
And your whole point debase?

Because they focused on one word
And chose to interpret
The meaning so that it would not
From their POV fit

I’m talking about simple words
Like love or hate or wealth
Ego, pride, humility
Forgiveness, joy and health

Semantics study meaning of
A solitary word
It focuses on just one piece
While whole idea’s unheard

It doesn’t make much sense to me
To zone in on one term
To argue over something whose
Definition’s firm

To lose the point one’s trying to make
To not capture the gist
To not let go and infer so
The idea isn’t missed

When semantics rear their head
This phrase I do anoint:
“What word would you like me to
Employ to make my point?

Since your definition of
The word that I have used
Is different from my own and
Has left you all confused

Tell me what word I should say
So we can move along
So I can get my point across
And you don’t get me wrong”

Usually that’s met with quite
A look of sheer confusion
Followed by a look that shows
They’ve come to one conclusion

That nitpicking on just one word
Distracts from something bigger
And my concession to oblige
Their ego pulls a trigger

That semantics are something
That don’t serve any good
An exercise in ego which
Distracts from thoughts that could

Enlighten or inspire or
Improve a state of mind
All because one can’t infer
How one word is defined

                           Miro