May 3, 2009

Silence

Silence
Is easy. Offense avoided
Hurts left untended
Hard thoughts uncontested

Silence
Is difficult. Desire checked
Hurt feelings unvoiced
Opinions unshared.

Speaking
Is easy. The words come
Tumbling and singing
Rashly and innocently

Speaking
Is difficult. The words come
But must be tested
Reasoned and rationed

Words are my life
So let me listen
Words give me strife
So let me say nothing

I want to continue
in the peace of selfishness
I want to exist
in the simplicity of emptiness

Keep listening, you won't hear me speak
Only tend to the crash when I fall
And tell me what I did wrong.

1 comments:

Hayley said...

So I hope you've decided to just post them. Because I like this. Because it's true.