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Muted by Authority

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Muted by Authority

They never predict the consequences 
Of their hurtful words;
To them, cruelty is a way
In order to make all pay! 

You all have witnessed how it goes;
No need to tell you how;
Just rewind in mind the old days
And try to figure why!

We think we had it all,
Reached the end of the road
And believing we should stop,
We miss ourselves behind! 

It should not block the path;
Life really does go on;
Yet, once it is all said out loud,
Can it be turned down once more?

She fired her comments in cold blood,
Kept stabbing with a smile; 
She never thought of hiding the venom
Of her so-called advice! 

He sat there stunned;
Aggravated by all means;
To him this was the final halt
Crawling with slow steps! 

You all may be wondering, 
And questioning about 
The truth behind the identity
The poem talks about!

I am the one who stuttered
And sweated with every breath
I know not why I stayed silent 
All I know that I was forcibly
Muted by Authority! 


© Guru Jad 2013

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 2:04:00 AM
    This was intense Jad! I could feel the harsh personality of the person who wronged you so clearly. What's sad is when people intend to give thoughtful advice and it comes out sounding like an all-out attack... grace and articulation is a rare skill to possess!

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    Date: 5/19/2013 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Timothy... You cannot imagine the feeling until you pass through it. I was shaking from inside... Millions of thoughts passed me by... Words gushed in and out. It was an attack for sure. Hope you never pass something similar!! Thank you for your comment.
  1. Date: 4/30/2013 6:14:00 PM
    N.B.: I just want to drag the attention of the readers that the poem is composed of 8 parts, which is the number of the 8 Subjective Pronouns, and where each part refers to the Idea of the poem from that pronoun's viw. From this perspective, the Idea would be reached in whole.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 12:04:00 PM
    Guru, you have spoken well of the dangers of authority imposing repression. Very well done

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    Date: 4/30/2013 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Karen.. You have summed the whole thing in your phrase "authority imposing repression"... That's it. I am in costant revolt against such authority, which I think it is using its powers for the wrong cause!
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:06:00 AM
    - Those who really have to struggle - doing their very best - Victory is not for others ... but for themselves ... a deep and powerful, poem - very well written Guru! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 4/29/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne-Lise, I liked a lot your poetic lines.. They fit alone as a poem! Thank you for visiting and commenting! XoXo
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:49:00 AM
    Eileen directed me to your works, for which I'm ever thankful. Good writing, my friend. I like your line "stabbing with a smile". Well done with this gem. :)

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    Date: 4/29/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Delysia Hendricks, Many thanks go to dearest Eileen for that.. And many for you as well... Thank you for the motivating comment.. Wish you the best!
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 12:46:00 AM
    This is a treat to read one of your poems. Welcome back. Some times the one who is silent is the most powerful of all. What some may view as weakness may be the sign of true strength. Did Jesus not say to turn the other cheek? Can you imagine what kind of strength he excercised when he was being tortured all because he chose to pay an enormous price to save us.

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    Date: 4/27/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest Richard, True how often we wish to speak when our silence is much more eloquent thank whatever we might utter... Jesus is a Live example of bearing what no man can bear.... I am thrilled that you liked my poem.. Wish you the best!
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    Date: 4/27/2013 12:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I very much enjoyed this thought provoking poem. Good morning to you and goodnight for me.
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:59:00 AM
    I don't like the demotion one takes when they think others have greater says then others. I don't believe one should be silence, just because that's what expected out of the individual. Why do you feel you have to be muted by Authority! Guru, there is a deep message in your poem. I can hold my tongue but not for that long. Has someone disturbed the meaning of your peace, when you view this haven site. I'm just wondering, because this poem is directed pretty good...always~ Linda

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    Date: 4/26/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest Linda,, No word is directed to this site or any of its members. In fact, I found myself in the writings and poems of all the poets here! I was muted by authority elsewhere and felt I am about to explode... So the words came out to soothe me.. :)) Thank you for your concern.. Your presence here is worth a fortune! XoXo
  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Never any right ....or wrong Only positive and negative Try to be more positive each day Thats the best we can do sometimes

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    Date: 4/26/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Michael, very true.. Each may have a point of view, but my concern was when we want to comment negatively on something or someone, we ought to be diplomatic, taking into consideration whether our comments will lead to something positive or not. I am in peace with myself, but some people that you cannot avoid seem to enjoy disturbing this peace! ... Thank you for your first visit and your comment.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:43:00 PM
    It is SOOOOOOOO good to have you back, my dear and with such an amazing poem! I'm sorry you had to be "muted by authority". Those in authority misuse their power at times and vent their frustrations out on those who are their captive audience. My heart goes to you and my praise for your work! Lovely use of words to find healing. Hugs!

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    Date: 4/26/2013 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen, it turned out I needed a negative muse this time to write :p. And you are very right.. There is a healing power in writing.. It cleanses the soul and soothes the mind. Thank you my dear for being near when needed the most. Your words always lift me up in celestial areas! Hugs!