Carl Roussell


Your Opinion (Tanka #6) . - Poem by Carl Roussell

I would never tell
you to hold your tongue, don't talk,
be quiet for me.
Too many have been silenced.
Give voice to an opinion.

Topic(s) of this poem: individuality, opinion, silence, voice

Form: Tanka


Comments about Your Opinion (Tanka #6) . by Carl Roussell

  • Bipasha D (6/13/2019 11:09:00 AM)

    Wonderful theme. It is so important to allow others to express their opinions and views. Freedom of expression is one of the basic rights of a human being. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(6/13/2019 6:43:00 PM)

    Even if you do not agree, each person does indeed have a right to speak! Thanks for the read and comment

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  • (2/12/2019 8:31:00 AM)

    Excellent tanka... Difficult to silence someone. (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/12/2019 10:29:00 PM)

    So true but many do try. Thank you for reading and commenting, much appreciated

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  • Sharron Stephenson (2/12/2019 4:03:00 AM)

    i have rated this poem a 10 like it i know what it is like (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(2/12/2019 7:22:00 AM)

    Having your voice taken diminishes you as an individual. Thank you for reading and commenting

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  • (6/16/2018 5:26:00 PM)

    FREEDOM to poets everywhere. I was so lucky to have seen Richie Havens in concert. And to talk to him about his song. And about poetry. Carl, he would have liked this tanka. Great job! (Report)Reply

    (6/21/2018 5:18:00 PM)

    In all honesty, it was one of the highlights of my life!

    Carl Roussell(6/17/2018 5:33:00 PM)

    Hello Richard - I checked out the song on YouTube and it is a killer track. It must have been cool to meet with him. And thanks for you words on my poem.

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  • (6/13/2018 11:37:00 AM)

    You should always be able to give your point of view in this our free world Carl.But as you know not all in this world are free to sperm.enjoyed your poem.big 10 Alan (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(6/15/2018 6:43:00 AM)

    All to true Alan, too many people have paid the price for speaking their mind.

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  • Jez Brul (6/6/2018 7:43:00 PM)

    Great write dear poet Carl...we have freedom of expression though we have the right to remain silent. 😊10++++++ (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(6/8/2018 5:31:00 AM)

    Yes, a well placed silence can be as loud as a scream.

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  • (5/24/2018 1:17:00 AM)

    Give voice, no one have right to stop anyone
    Great words
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    (5/24/2018 5:39:00 AM)

    Thanks, Rini, for you comment, they are always appreciated.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/23/2018 11:02:00 PM)

    Brilliant write in its simplicity.
    Freedom of speech is one of our fundamental and basic rights.
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    Carl Roussell(5/23/2018 11:05:00 PM)

    Thanks, and I have to agree with your comment here.

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  • Aqua Flower (5/23/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    Voicing an opinion is important. Nicely presented in this Tanka :) (Report)Reply

    Carl Roussell(5/23/2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Thank you, if people do not have a voice then they may be forced to violence to have their sentiments be known.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 23, 2018


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