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AUDIBILITY OF SILENCE




So still but piercing
Not noisy but penetrating
I heard it speak
I tasted its feast
The deep feel of solitude
The voice of silence

From a place of brash utterances
We allowed our voices emit
Every single rubbish that came to our brains
Demeaning the worth of each
And silence was quite all the while 

After our roars and rumbles
When we gave silence a chance to speak
It spoke audibly that none could deny its voice
It spoke so loud that it swallowed our voices
While we pondered those toxic utterances
We said to ourselves in our moments of fury
Allowed the bile settle deep in our hearts
Allowed it blind us to the sensitivity of the danger that beeped

We handed silence our pipe
We danced to its music
Felt it was cool for us
But its audibility plunged us into darkness 
Such darkness that when we found our voices
The damage was horrible

Sometimes I forget the sound of our voices 
That brought us to speak in silence
But the voice of such silence I never forget

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LENSES

I struggled for too long Being who I wasn’t Fitting  my circle into other people's 
perfect squares -- into all their
expectations for me Their perception was all that mattered What they will see and say Their standard for success and achievement
I showed up acting who I wasn’t Like a dancing monkey under obligations to perform magic To gain their recognition and affirmations for being who I wasn’t Against being Me
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WHO EXACTLY

Housed in a container Moved in it Identified by its aesthetics But sometimes lost in it Who exactly am I the container or the content
Sometimes I try so hard to figure exactly what it is about this combo Sometimes complicating other times compelling sometimes conflicting other times cooperating
Influenced by the countless conversations with  the inner and the  outer the seen and the unseen the known and the unknown Then I discover It goes beyond this container there is something about content
As adorned as this container maybe embellished with so much beauty the content remains the substance that give it credibility Beyond the container that interacts is the content that keeps the flow is the content that leaves  memorable impacts
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