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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 3 Comments
Date Added: October 22, 2011 11:10:14 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The truth is that there is nothing to say.
Regardless, we say. Silence frightens us.
Quiet itself is disquieting. Thus
We steel ourselves against it -- pretense play.
The truth is that we scare ourselves away.
Much better that than face the emptiness
That lays itself upon our consciousness
Like winds upon the desert sand-dunes lay.

When by ourselves we can do many things
Like write a letter or read a book or
Sing our favorite song or fall fast-asleep.
When among others, conversation brings
Commercial-costume cast-iron armor
Marketplace-masquerade mist blanket deep.

Firestone Feinberg (2011)
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 30, 2011 06:46:00 PM Report
And the truth will speak out in others ways!!! Great poem....
Comment By: PremiumHOPE on October 25, 2011 01:29:53 PM Report
David,  Just wonderful.  "Marketplace-masquerade".  so often I find myself saying do I really have to say something now.  Sometimes like an idiot I stare like a deer at headlights.  Then I think, oops was I supposed to say something?  Funny but true.  A priest making polite conversation asked me something and I was prepared to give him an answer so I just said nothing. It wasn't as if I was in a confessional or anything. It was quite awkward.  Tina
Comment By: FreeJim Kistner Jr on October 22, 2011 05:31:46 PM Report
Well expressed..many fear a real conversation.. words may reveal what most try to hide behind 


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