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Honest Silence

God will hear you even when your quiet.
At least you know he'll hear the truth.
Because most of the time he's not going to buy it.
Better you should just yank out every last tooth.

That double edged sword of kindness and contempt.
Can leave you bleeding when your not sure what they meant.
A glare of a stare, you just not sure if they care.
Leaves you wanting to ask but you just don't dare.

There's mystery behind a mask of unspoken lies.
It's his story, should you ask, he's sure to defy.
The answer is eternal and not of this earth.
Tomorrow never comes, and that's about what it's worth.

Unknown secrets beyond the realm that we live in today.
Where honest silence can't be heard no matter what you say.
A hidden void when your annoyed that keeps them guessing.
Smoke and mirrors and hidden fears, is it all just window dressing?

Copyright © robert johnson

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Hi Robert, you remind me that in silence there can be this overwhelming sense of appraisal that can fall on top of us as well as a sense of eternal.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:21:00 PM
    Now this I like very much,,,, nothing like the truth,,,, God can hear anything ;}

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Very deep work here. God knows us inside and out...and the most amazing thing? He still loves us! :) Honesty is very important to me. Thanks for sharing this, and for your visits to my work! :) I appreciate it.

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:16:00 PM
    I like the thought of God listening, when i'm in silence... Robert, the poem is interesting, i like the killing them kindness line, yes leaving them curios goes a long way. good going with the ending... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:18:00 PM
    How very true....wonderful....

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:39:00 PM
    oh yes, so many facades in this world, Robert. I am really glad to find this one today. You wrote a deep poem and I always enjoy seeing a new one from you. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Well now...something got you going !! Honestly I think the good Lord is the only one who knows our true selves. He is the only one that knows all and is not moved by window dressings. Even the smallest of lies when well intended are seen in His eyes... This is a strong poem and full of shadows. Good write.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Robert a very good write...David