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Word

Word

written by: Maciej Pająk (Matthew)

 

Word becomes flesh
A mighty weapon
Sneaky dagger and snake

Word faces silence
This is the meaning of its existence
The barren land is full of speech

Spit out
Swallowed
Scorching
Or deeply cold

Significant and unbearable
Ensures order or changes it

The word of Pilate – crucifies
Word may send you to the piles
However, it cannot crumble the wall
Both weak and powerful – is the speech

Word feels no shame
May bound you by oath
May swear you or forgive you
Word may be too talkative

Drowned out by a sounding cymbal
It still needs flying – like Ikarus
Shouted out like a chant in anger
Word is a breeding ground for trouble

Word was in the beginning
It gives the meaning
Sometimes is proud or motley
Too complicated and oddly

Word spins in the midst of lies
It masks itself with a mute
It juggles eloquently with irony
Speech will eternally last…

Słowo

written by: Maciej Pająk

 

Słowo staje się ciałem
Mocarnym orężem
Podstępnym sztyletem i wężem

Słowo stawia czoło ciszy
To sens jego istnienia
Pełna mowy jest jałowa ziemia

Wyplute
Przełknięte
Gorące
Przemarznięte

Doniosłe i nie do zniesienia
Porządek zapewnia i porządek zmienia

Słowo Piłata – winowajcę krzyżuje
Słowo na stosy wysyła
Muru jednak nie kruszy
W nim na równi słabość i siła

Wstydu nie czuje
Wiąże przysięgą
Przeklina i wybacza
Zbytnie gadulstwo – mordęgą

Zagłuszane brzmiącym cymbałem
Rwie się jak Ikar do lotu
Gniewnym wykrzyczane chorałem
Słowo wylęgarnią kłopotów

Słowo było na początku
Znaczeń nadawało
Zbyt dumne, pstrokate
Słowo – samochwałą!

Słowo pośród kłamstwa wiruje
Maskuje się niemowy wdziękiem
Ironią wymownie żongluje
Słowo wniebowzięte

Maciej Pająk

Maciej Pająk

NOVEMBER 2021 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Maciej Pająk (Matthew) was born in 1978 in Poland. Poet, athlete, globetrotter. A maritime navigator by education. A graduate of Maritime University. Laureate of poetry competitions. He writes in Polish and English. He made his debut in 2018 with a volume entitled "A night so blue" and then he published in 2019 a volume entitled "Blue Hourglass". His works appear in anthologies and magazines. Music has also been created for many poems. Maciej describes his remarkable observations with exceptional sensitivity, sometimes even feminine delicacy from a male point of view. This has a remarkable effect of complexity and ambiguity in how the reader might perceive his poems. Looking into the past, contemplating the future, delight, duty, pride, contemplation of beauty, falling in love. Originality - this is the basic feature of Maciej's poetry.
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