Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Sound of Silence

 “When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie.” - Yevgeny Yevtushenko


alexcorleone
I wish my tongue would stop moving. Just get stuck to the roof of my mouth, and never say anything again. After so many things being said that are ignored, mocked, or cause problems by simple statements. Problems not started or imagined by me, but by those paranoid and insecure souls around me. I just want silence. I'm tired of saying my peace trying to help people. Advice, wasted breaths. They don't want it, I'm tired of giving it. So tired of talking, energy given that 's never returned. The words that burn to be said, let them smolder and die in my stomach. I won't speak them, never reveal them. So many words, clutter in this world, a messy and disease ridden clutter. I close my mouth, did it really matter anyway? But, surely at some point in our history, words have helped shaped the course of lives and nations. What makes me think I can change my world by ideas expressed in words? What if just one person, lost in the anonymity of the internet, reading my words in some dark cave of seclusion, could resist an evil impulse, come to realize they are not alone, or find that they share a common experience? This is why I speak, it's not the well that need a doctor, my words cannot help those who aren't sick. I only want to help one, that crazy one that hopes someone understands.

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