Speaking Actions and Loud Words (NaPoWriMo #27)

Robert Doisneau (April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994)

Robert Doisneau (April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994)

Masters of panto-mime on paper
Skeptical about the regime’s intentions
Mind makes meaning of scribbles
Sneaky interpreters of thoughts that
reveal more than the winning formula
Footsteps in the dark.
Why is the pen mightier than the sword?

Very interesting prompt today. I used the famous saying, “actions speak louder than words” and splitting it in half, plugged it into the Google search engine. From there we were to take any poetic phrases and use them as inspiration for our poem. Coincidentally, nearly every phrase in this poem was taken from result summaries, with a total addition of only three words. So I guess in a way Google is the author of today’s entry.

Thanks for reading,


Filed under NaPoWriMo Challenge, Words

12 responses to “Speaking Actions and Loud Words (NaPoWriMo #27)

  1. ~LD

    Ironically, the photo you included reminded me of my own students; except that instead of a little chalkboard (did it have a special name?), their work is on an ipad or other notebook, all of which look remarkably like these students’ board. Synchronicity. ‘-)

  2. excellent you entered into the spirit of the prompt completely.

  3. Google may have suggested the words but you put them in order so I think the authorship should be 50/50 between you and google

  4. Loved the third line “Mind makes meaning of scribbles” well i actually loved the whole poem but the third line was my favourite 🙂 you are doing well with the official prompts, I just write what I feel on the day, you are more organised than me ha ha. As for the last line, I would hope it is because the pen travels farther and lasts longer than the sword, In a hundred years someone could read this and gain as much joy and enlightenment as I did today, however you will not be fit to wheedle a sword then, just more of my mad mutterings, well written Bunhead 🙂



    • I may try to stick to the prompts, but I didn’t quite post one poem a day, and I will be finishing NaPoWriMo at least a day late, unfortunately. I do agree with what you say about the eternal impact of words; I think that saying also refers to the power of ideas. Thanks for a nice comment, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  5. That turned out very well!

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