For so long-

For so long-

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We’ve been quiet for so long,
Swallowing our words,
Locking them with clenched teeth.
We bury the memories
(Try to anyway);
But they come roaring back,
Stronger, fiercer
Like the crashing waves at shore.

We’ve been quiet for so long,
Nodding our heads
With upturned lips, and our
Everything is great”
Remark.
Bound by fear,
Enslaved by memories.

We’ve been quiet for so long,
At the cost of our sanity;
You and me afraid to utter
Yes, it did happen to me.
we swallow our words,
lock them with clenched teeth,
At the expense of our sanity,
And what has that achieved?
We’ve been quiet for too long…

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7 thoughts on “For so long-

  1. I hope this isn’t the second comment -I don’t know what happened to the first. An excellent poem which captures the sinister,brooding act of staying silent whilst wearing that pretty mask. Anita

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  2. …agree, lots of tensions and intrigues here. ‘Yes, it did happen to me’, implies a vivid conscious event, then “we swallow our words, lock them with clenched teeth, At the expense of our sanity” and ‘Bound by fear, Enslaved by memories.’ takes it much much deeper and makes us want to know more.

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  3. I think we remain silent due to the fear of not being understood or being judged.. But if everyone began to speak up, I think we would only realize how similar all our experiences in life are.. we all have our unspoken stories and unshed tears..

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