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Silent Wisdom

Silent Wisdom

Did you see?
Did you look?
What do think?
They are so…   …   ?

Words heard directly, 
indirectly or by accident, 
but never by intent. 
Not things you would say…
to anyone’s face,
especially theirs.
No! 
 
Not things you would sing.
Not things that you would want…
said about you, 
or your family. 

Let the words die before they live. 
Let the shadow of their ugliness, 
roll off the backs or pure white ducks. 
Swimming in small lake, 
That turned out to be an ocean. 
That ended up the sea. 

Forgetfulness. 
Welcoming everything, 
that should be silenced, 
long before it is 
ever…
given breath. 

Copyright © Ann Foster

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