Monday, March 29, 2010

March 30, 2010 - Silence Speaks

Silence Speaks

Have you ever lied
When you didn't say a word
Did you think it made a difference
Because it wasn't heard

Did you think that your silence
Didn't speak for itself
And it would put aside the truth
High upon a shelf

Our silence speaks in measures
Way beyond compare
When we don't speak out
Against things that are not fair

When we're holding back the reality
Of what we really think
We could be pushing someone over
Who is standing on the brink

Perhaps we think the truth
Isn't for the best
But when we silently convene
The truth we do arrest

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010


johnnydod said...

I think we have all been here.. nice poem

hayran said...

Silence Speaks louder sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps silence at times is better than the words that can hurt.

Kate Smedley said...

Very wise words Neva, very well written poem.

Jonie said...

Silence sometimes is golden... but then when we don't speak out against injustice our silence is wrong. Well done.

Neva Flores said...

Yes, silence is better than hurtful words but silence kept that causes more or new hurt is even more painful.

Djinnga Fairbairn said...

this is a beautiful poem echoes heart's unspoken speaks to me today xxx

Moira said...

"Slience speaks louder than words" old and true saying..and something Neva has captured very well here...Great write Neva

TyHyChi said...

That Silence is Truth waiting
in the wings..
Very strong message..
very true & very needed..
Truth will always be waiting..

phyllis said...

Wisdom is here ; the old worry-- whether to keep silent---or speak out ,and when---Knowing when silence will cause more pain than words spoken-- There are three things to consider before speaking : Is it true ? ; Is it necessary ? ; and important ; Is it kind ?

Sun said...

'Mum's the word'
that Insult never heard