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I said, I will watch how I behave and not let my tongue lead me into sin; I will keep a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked man is near me, I stayed dumb, silent, speechless…

From  a book of the Bible, some scripture on Sunday to ponder in preparation for battle with the week ahead. Dedicated to persecuted writers everywhere.

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Here’s an old poem of mine touching on the theme of silence.

Suddenly Silent

 

I will remain silent

Until I have learned to speak

A tongue grown and cured.

For when I brag to friends

That I’m six feet going on taller

And my heel breaks

 

In their sight

I am diminished; it pains for me to

Strain on tiptoe to appear upright.

Fallen and near finished

When I can no longer rise to

Full height, image truly tarnished

 

I crumple beneath the weight

Of hollow boasting, landing heavy and

Humbling; all said now feared.

Noise turns to quiet poise,

Speechless a sweet repose

Because growing and knowing

 

Make the self go

Suddenly silent.

 

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Author: M.G. Daniel

I am a lifelong scribbler who is now focusing on poetry and becoming more established as a writer.

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