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The Abuse of Silence

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The Abuse of Silence

So much more than what you do
So much more than what you say
There is the abuse of silence...

Deathlike silence
Abuse of your soul
Abuse of you heart
Abuse of your mind
You’re nothing
Not worthy of the gift of words
Not worthy of the expenditure of effort
Not worthy of the usage of time

You're a non-entity
Lower than dirt
At least people clean the dirt off
At least they touch it
They focus on it
But you are lower than that

No comfort for pain
No praise for insecurity
No love for renewal  
Nothing but silence

Physical abuse
Verbal abuse
Emotional abuse
All are focused 
All are active
In a strange twisted way
The objects of abuse realize
That there is some demon
Unleashed upon them
Because they exist
They are an innocent testimony
Of all the abusers are not
And so the monster is unleashed
Furious because they are
They exit
Reminders of what the abusers are not

But the abused ones of silence
Have nothing
Are nothing
Not even
Worth the effort
They are not important enough
For wasted breath or emotion

Your silence
Has left me wounded
An ugly heap of uncertainty
A mass of insecurity

I'm ruined for life
For I carry the scars
of your abuse
Your silent abuse
of my heart

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:43:00 PM
    You have mastered this. That is sure another way of abuse. Your silent abuse of my heart. Very touchimg words.... Many blessings and Happy Mother's Day...... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/13/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, my dear. You are always so very kind. Hope your day was fantastic.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Wow again. For me silence is also the most painful abuse. This really resonates with me.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes....It is just awful. I've written a poem entitled Hate Me...the idea is..hate me but don't be indifferent...that's the worst thing ever. Thanks for reading, Richard.
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:55:00 AM
    POWERFUL EMOTIONAL TERRIFYING in its BEAUTY. You have excelled. I am pretty much stunned. I'll have to come back to this later.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/10/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAH, at copying you !!!! Hmmmm at admire, ok, tis so. but not the copying lol. To this work, this is extremely moving, and so many suffer this form of abuse, being ignored leads to all sorts of self doubt and personal torment and misery. Couple of times this has happened to me, but I've been in a position to say, literally, F*** U followed by some of my insane insults and walk away ha ha, I do feel for those not able to do that, least not with ease. Richard
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    NOW...I'm the one who all caps things! ;) You copying me, Richard???? ;) It's ok. That just means you admire me. Thanks so much for reading and for all the lovely comments you write. Wind beneath my wings.