Silence & Speech
Silence is golden, and Speech is silver they say,
Is this value constant in every season, come what
Who gave them values in the past?
I wonder, if they are priced still the same, in the mart.
Whispers of the oppressed, are suppressed even now,
Adapted to their surrendered destiny,
No thought of mutiny surpasses them somehow,
Tolerance is their strength, but the weakness of speech
They need to endow.
Voice is his sword and words are his armour,
Intelligence apt for a chess player he harbours,
What if the pleader plays a “mute” game instead,
To a known downhill path, then justice will head.
Be it Chiefs of organizations or representatives of customer care,
Translate thoughts into words, & words into actions,
With no time to spare.
When all goals lead to perfection,
A scenario of no questions and answers, can you dare?
Notes in synchronization, blended with words in varied
Each melody telling its own unique tale,
What if singers and musicians fell silent,
A music-less world, will you hail?
Oh, and those vibes when a baby cries,
Childhood blues and joys of peculiar
when’s and whys,
Parents cultivated, supervisory scoldings, or
Showering their child with love’s highs,
Black & white days without these there will be,
Giving space to colorless sunset and sunrise
Rising up to the day as a cuckoo speaks,
Strolling the parks and gardens to a pigeon’s
Gurgling of rivers and oceans; or Roaring of a lion
and barking of a dog,
Imagine when nature is not present at our doors
Still, maturity speaks of patience, and wisdom to
Behave as a situation plays,
Even non-violence can give freedom, and a peaceful
Dialogue abandons nations’ & nationals’ rebellious ways.
Maybe a right balance of silence and speech, is the
Corrective tool; a positive trait.
Silence & Speech by Charu Bhatnagar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
© 2012 Charu Bhatnagar
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