I have enough of this silence
Silence around me
and voices in my head.
You’re still surprised
that I don’t say anything.
You would also be silent,
if you kept telling
your thoughts to be quiet.
It’s so exhausting, that
saying words is a torment.
They disappear behind a haze.

© W. Donovan

7 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Not necessarily. For me the silence isn’t the problem (assuming what I’ve surmised is correct); the problem is that the silence (and the accompanying fog) has become my only possible response to my anger.

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      1. Yes, I do a lot of those. I used to teach yoga. I think the key (for me) is to learn to express my anger appropriately – at the moment the “silence” is my habitual pushing it down so hard that even I’m unaware of what’s going on.

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