Words are just letters on paper
twenty-six figures muddled together,
pieced until satisfaction is complete.

Words are nature with no sound,
for how can we appreciate the warbler’s song
when we do not listen to the lyrics?

Words are emptiness on paper;
words can move mountains, if we let them.

Words are just letters on paper.
It’s you who gives them meaning.


My name is Meygan Cox and I have been writing poetry since I was in my early teens. As cliche as it may sound, I am not sure where I would be if pen and paper did not exist.
While there are many topics that influence my writing– religion, equality, heartbreak– I’d have to say that my biggest influence is the people that I love the most in my life. This is what inspired me to write “Words”.
This poem is in honor of my husband who helps give my words power.

I am an elementary school librarian and I had the luxury of enjoying spending all summer writing poetry.
Picaroon Poetry published my poem “Uprooted” in their online magazine in September.

Lara Wilson

Lara Wilson

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Lara holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She's a native New Yorker, an after-school English tutor, and a bookworm.
Lara loves photography and horseback riding.
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