Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Breaking the silence


Shush! Silence
I'm breaking the silence
As I finish this sentence

Six months ago
My heart said yes
My head said no, go slow

In my silence I hid the truth, expressing fear
In my silence I hid my feelings, registering no care
In my silence I hid my thoughts, refusing to share
Any of my ideas

Prosperous is the silence
Abundance of it can turn life
Into a nasty experience

Shush! Silence
I'm breaking the silence
As I finish this sentence

Ceaselessly I've combated with my conscience
Endlessly in silence I exposed my defence
Allowing all to penetrate my territory without a valid licence
I should have said no with my voice
I should have asked why by making some noise

In silence I created an air of suspense
And they capitalised on it in my absence
In silence all my thoughts mingled
Some of which should have been singled

Shush! Silence
I'm breaking the silence
As I finish this sentence
Silence I demand
Give back to me my independence

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Thursday, April 13, 2006

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  • Paul Butters (4/15/2008 5:18:00 AM)

    This reminds me of when I was a teenager and would say to myself, 'Say something Paul, don't beThe Silent One! ' And the more I tried... Yet they say silence is powerful at times, even 'golden'! Well you've got me talking... Heartfelt, skilful poem. Paul. (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (9/14/2007 12:18:00 AM)

    Shush! Silence
    I'm breaking the silence
    As I finish this sentence......speaking silence, after speaking thought! (Report) Reply

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