Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Violent Silence - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

We seal our mouths
with herbs of bitterness
and drown the words
which communicate.

We let our cold silence
creep in our midst
and let the days
nurture the hurts
that have been long kept
in the cupboards
of our own memories.

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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/16/2016 9:29:00 AM)

    Thanks for your nice response to this posting. Have a good day and keep on writing! (Report)Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (10/19/2012 3:24:00 AM)

    Keeping things to ourselves could be damaging pschologically. Great write, I like it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, October 12, 2012

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