Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time to Talk...or Not

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

What a God-gift, time
What a scepter, speech
What a vexing fine-tuned line
Between learn and teach

Both monster and friend
Rests inside my cheek
Revealing the proof of them
By the words I speak

Tell me, tell me not
Sometimes the truth hurts
Yet, the world depends upon
Wise, well-chosen words

I have learned to laugh
Not where harsh words roar
But at childish honesty
Of a sage, just four

…pray, I'm not tongue-tied
Until you’ve gone away
When I wish for all those words
I didn't try to say

© Janet Martin

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