Silence of Truth

silence of truth


I believe you

I understand the power of silence

Silence sometimes bathed in hostility

Silence sometimes viewed from the inside looking out

Out of need driven by organized chaos

Out of necessity dictated by denial

Denial blossoms in a closet of secrets

Denial weaves webs of misdirected power

Power destroyed by me

Power destroyed by you

You join the chorus as I sing your tune

You are more than one voice

Voice after voice after voice after voice

Voice the weapon that bellows across decades

Decades that steal the innocence of a child

Decades that redefine fate

Fate fickle

Fate steadfast

Steadfast in our mission to uncover

Steadfast in this journey we travel together

Together we are silent no more

Together we are mighty

Mighty are those not meek

Mighty movements begin with a single step

Step in line they said

Step back they cautioned

Cautioned victims have had enough

Cautioned lives have turned around

Around the world we watch their status drop

Around our tables we make them pay

Pay attention as time draws near

Pay for crimes unpunished too long

Long is our memory

Long is our resolve

Resolve to fight the sly and deceitful

Resolve to be silent no more

More than a smile on a pretty face

More than something to be cast aside

Aside from simple decline

Aside from a slap on the wrist well-deserved

Well-deserved consequences abound

Well-deserved retribution rents space in our hearts

Hearts once broken

Hearts pumping blood through veins of the courageous

Courageous moments begin now

Courageous as we speak our truth

Truth breaks the bond of secrets

Truth is a shared belief

Belief is shared




photo: Pixabay

prompts: Wednesday Poetry Prompts 415, #SWPrompt 34, #WyldeVerse, Five Minute Friday, Sunday Whirl 324


  1. This is… THIS. Perfect Poem.
    So powerful!
    The format is perfect for the theme too! (I need to try it some time!)
    May I reblog? I don’t have many followers as my blog is private for various reasons, but many enjoy poetry, many suffered sexual assault or worse too, and all would be glad to read your words.

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