The Weapon of Silence

Woman and man back to back by lake

Do not shut me out
closing your ears and
heart to my need to
talk about what is
happening between us.
I wait in mindless
chatter for you to
break the wall of silence
between us. Time drags in sorrow.

Let silence be an avenue
of learning and of peace,
not a club to beat someone
into submission.


  1. Silence is a “bully” response as far as I’m concerned. I have not been successful dealing
    with people who use the weapon of silence to solve their problems. I’m talking about long periods of silence, not a short “time out”. Twenty years is the longest I know of between adult siblings, and my mother’s silence with me ended in her dying before I figured out how to call a truce….

    Well written …I wish you well.


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