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Silence & Speech

Updated on February 23, 2018
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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

to knock.

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.

-Charu Bhatnagar

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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    • Charu Bhatnagar profile imageAUTHOR

      Charu Bhatnagar 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Shrikrishnap. Yes, you are right about the impact of use of words.

    • Shrikrishnap profile image

      Shrikrishna Potdar 

      6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Charu really nice poem :) I enjoyed it.

      If properly used, words spread happiness

      It is also true that words are the most sharpest weapons in this world

      It is very important to select the proper words & Express yourself with the right words

    • Charu Bhatnagar profile imageAUTHOR

      Charu Bhatnagar 

      6 years ago from India

      Jesus 2point3 : Those words are fabulous. Thank you very much for sharing your own words with me. :-) Thanks for visiting my hub too.

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      Jesus 2point3 

      6 years ago from West Hazleton, Pennsylvania

      Thanx for the words on silence & speech, now here are a few of my own.

      Patience is a virtue,

      and silence is golden,

      but if you want to know the truth,

      you've gotta' live by the rule,

      that many know is golden.

      In reality though, many just don't understand,

      exactly what it means.

      'Do unto others, as you'd have them do unto you',

      but you must first think it through.

      Before you can do unto others, you should know what you want done to yourself.

      Once you know what you're going to do,

      will you talk to someone about it?

      Communication is the key, if you need some help,

      or simply want some company.

      Once you've opened the conversation then remain silent for a moment. That's when you should be listening to the words that come next.

      Do it with an open mind, as you try to find common ground.

      We're all in this together, whether you like it, or not.

      Take the time to think it through, and then get on with your life.


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