The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Words ‘n Action

The Poetry Question

Words become thoughts?
Thoughts become words?
Actions speak louder than words?

Not all words. Not all thoughts.

The NFL has had no shortage of bad press this season based on the words, thoughts, and actions of a few players. Even if you’re not a football, or sports fan, you probably could not avoid hearing -or reading- Eagles WR Riley Cooper’s drunken, racial-charged challenge during a Kenny Chesney concert this summer. Unless you avoid all forms of media at all costs, I’m sure you’ve heard the NFL is currently investigating allegations of bullying (that may include a racial component) amongst teammates in Miami.

In the world in which we reside, Riley Cooper, who happens to be white, would have been better off punching the security guard he was arguing with, than telling him, “I will fight every n***** in here.”
(You see, this particular word is so offensive it can’t even…

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Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

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