Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's Up To Words...or Not

 Writer's Digest PAD Challenge day 20: For today’s prompt, write a poem of what goes unsaid

Speak before we think
Or think before we speak
It is this response that shows
Character, strong, weak

Voice our strong opinion
…or speak not a word
Often what we really say
Is far more seen than heard

Should somebody stumble
Or should someone fall
Lend a hand to help them, then
Let silence say it all

Word upon the tongue, love
Is but blatant noise
If it does not jive with
That which Touch deploys

Sweet second mile silence
Tells more by its care
Than proficient tongue-manship
Spilling from a chair

Knowing when to list, love
Knowing when to speak
The spirit is willing
But the mouth is weak

© Janet Martin

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