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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
bh
2011

THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY
 

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.



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Firestone Feinberg (2011)
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Comments:
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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