Writers and Their Words

When I have a daughter, (or daughters, as I’ve been informed that I’m having more than one *rme*) one of the things I’m gonna tell her is to be careful about the words she listens to. Especially if these words come from the mouths of guys that write.

No. I do not trust writers, singers, rappers, poets, story-tellers, what-so-bloody-ever they may want to call themselves. The fact that they are so proficient with words makes it quite easy for them to spin a web of words around my little girl(s)’ head(s) and have her/them acting a damn fool. So, I will make sure I tell her to be careful. Not to stay away from them, but to take their bullshit with a pinch of salt and a bottle of malt. You know what I’m saying???

Which brings me to myself.

I’m a writer/poet so that obviously means that women should take my words with a pinch of salt abi? I absolutely agree. I will not remove myself from the cluster. I’ve, at some odd points in time, found myself manipulating women simply with my words and the power rush that it brings is amazing.

But here’s the thing. I have a conscience. So, I try not to manipulate. I lay out facts for women, as soon as possible. There’s no mix-ups, no “O but you never told me!!!”, none of that stuff… And it gets sillier. I second guess myself. I won’t say something unless I actually believe it. I won’t say I “like”, unless I’m sure I actually do like. And I won’t say I “love”, unless there’s no doubt in my heart. I’m actually scared I may not mean it. How weird is that? But then, how do I clear the doubt? I mean, sometimes I find the words poised at the tip of my tongue like an exhibition diver at the edge of the diving board. Ready to spring forth and jump into the deep end that is the space between us and become the half of the bricks that’d pave the road to a new paradigm of our relationship…the other half of the bricks…well, you know.

But am I really sure? I’m so aware of this easy ability to be manipulative that I’m worried to speak lest my words stand against me as a testament to evil tongue of the writer… does that even make any sense??? I think I’d be more sure of my words if I simply started picking petals off a flower going “I love her…I love her not…I love her…I love her not…”

I’m being silly…

But really…be wary of the man with a pen in his hands. That’s what I’m gonna tell my girls…

About The Capoeira Panda

Panda makes his home in the world of words and metaphors. In the hopes to be more than just a confused blogger, he currently works as the editor for an ecommerce company that was good enough to hire him, and lives with his flat mates & two imaginary dogs who get along just fine. He enjoys reading good books, writing, relaxing with his friends, & poking fun at his mother over the phone. When he's not doing any of these, he sometimes sits back and wonders why anyone expects to learn anything useful about him by reading this bio. View all posts by The Capoeira Panda

5 responses to “Writers and Their Words

  • kitkat

    I am wary of smooth talkers and writers, hell i’m wary of guys in general. Any guy that’s fifted in oratory or has a way with words is veery dangerous.
    It’s only human to be charmed by sugar-coated talk. Like i dnt think i can resist a guy that’s good at writing real deep poetry. I appreciate a guy that knows his way around a pen and paper. *sighs*
    and they are the most manipulative bitches ever.

  • afrosays

    Did a woman ever tell you she didn’t want to be manipulated?

    Even after declaring your intentions, you’re still guilty of the same crime as when you didn’t state them clearly when things go wrong… her friends hate you… they say all those things they say…

    Women always try to manipulate men. Always. I’d play the game when needed too, for after all, isn’t all fair in love and war?

  • 'Dania

    This post makes more sense than I’d like it too.

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