If words fall on deaf ears do they make a sound?

rose-deconstructDeconstructed Rose, Photo by KAMoore

So you hoped for a big change and you voted.
The lies unfolded and you say that’s normal.
The bigotry, racism, discrimination, and chauvinism persisted and you say it’s nothing.
The narcissism, selfishness, childlike behavior, and obvious mental instability are undeniable and you remain sure something good will come of it.
The dangerous global interactions begin, the resignations, the obvious abuse of power. And you ignore it.
These are things that cannot be denied by even the simplest of humans.
I’m afraid that if a tree were to fall in the forest not only will you not hear it, it will hit you, it will crush you dead, and you will never have seen it coming.
When that time comes I would say I told you so, but the blind can’t read lips, the deaf can’t hear, and those crushed under trees can’t talk.
Even as I finish this and post it, I feel like it is a waste of my breath, time and words. Obstinance is the symptom and the disease.
I have no answers or solutions so I just speak my mind as I see it.


via Daily Prompt: Sound

Other writings on the topic:
A Poem for the Masses
Speak Out
Shirley you can’t be Serious



Shirley you can’t be Serious – A writing about Seriousness

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The current state of things could not be more serious. So we should be diligent, we should fight the good fight, and stand up for the rights that our constitution tries very hard to maintain. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi we should be the change that we wish to see in the world.

We should also laugh, talk and smile with the people that surround us. I know it’s hard for me, but if we don’t laugh and live our lives, we will lose sight of the fact of why we are standing up in the first place. I make fun of the rhetoric, because if I don’t there is only anger, and my anger rarely leads to any positive change.

I am very serious, and please don’t call me Shirley.

I say these words for myself more than anyone. If I drone on about the situation, I’ll get angry, and you’ll get bored. We have to start somewhere and choosing attainable goals does not set us up for immediate failure. I hope this reaches me, and if it reaches anyone beyond me that is a positive start.


Inspired by the daily post word prompt Seriousness https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/seriousness/




Resist ~ For the Love of Night

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Night it wraps me
Warm and sweet
I swim in the void
I bask in its silence
My mind slow and clear
The horizon it brightens
I know dawn is near
Another day starts
No need to resist
Daylight is not so bad
I’ll make it through
Night will be back
And if you allow
It will shelter you too


via Daily Prompt: Resist