Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Silence Is Not Enough


SILENCE IS NOT ENOUGH

Silence is not enough
The human needs words and sentences
Speech and meaning
Silence and waiting in silence
And loving silence so much
Are not enough
Even the longest silence is not enough
We need to speak to another person
We need human hearing
Living in the silence of our own lost selves is not enough
We need to be heard and be listened to
And to speak in a world where there are listeners
Who know how to reply.

Submitted: Sunday, April 01, 2012

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