Monday, May 26, 2014

World Is Too Full To Talk About, Is It ?

Never miss a good chance to shut up. Too much babbling can mess with our gray matter. On the other hand silence is a silent killer, a sweet poison. Leave a thing unsaid and there’s a hole in someone’s heart which will last for eternity. It’s the silence against sheer injustice that makes it more painful than it already is. Profuseness of words around us helps us to forget things that are once said but, when there’s lack of it. Who knows?
As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.
 John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

I sat here
You sat there
None of us moved
But distance furthered

I asked nothing
You said nothing
We talked for hours
But minds were locked

I waited for you to tell
You waited for me to ask
None of us said the word
Like that generations passed

I’m guilty of not asking
Your guilt was not to tell
Ohh, it eats us all the same
Wondering who’s to blame

I had a way with words
You were a talker too
But we chose quite
Over being vocalized

Words are powerful people often say
We live and survive every single day
Sometimes we shower words
When silence could have sufficed
Sometimes all we need is words
But we think our silence is justified. 


  1. Words should be measured ... too much is bad, but so is silence :-)

  2. Always dilemmas in life continue to confront us! Nice writing Jyoti, after a long break:)

  3. Agree to that.
    A balance should be struck between the two.

  4. Beautiful ! Loved the last paragraph..:)

  5. hellooo .. silence indeed is justfied because we dont have anything to say

    lovely poem


  6. How nicely you have penned it J ,beautiful! - although a gravid silence is more meaningful than many unthoughtful verbal miscarriages !

  7. Just listening isn't enough and quite talkative doesn't work! We need to use both the ability sustain at certain level. Lovely penned Jyoti :)

  8. It's a beautiful poem. A right mix of both is good but a bit difficult to attain. Sometimes we speak more than required and don't speak where it matters.

  9. Very thought provoking...we should maintain a balance between words and silence...

  10. I always love the way you pen down emotions. Lovely thought!!


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