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  Silence is not Golden
by Barbara J Henry
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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This poem was prompted by an incident that could have been averted had someone spoken up.


Silence is not golden

When something should be said.

The truth should always be spoken

Even when we would rather suppress it,

Because we fear someone would be hurt.

There is a way to say whatever should be heard,

Especially when the loud voice of lies 

Is quickly spreading its words.

Speak up! Tell the truth!

Humbly, calmly share what you know.

Then watch, listen, as the loud voice of lies

Retreats into silence.

 

 

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Reviewed by Walter Safar 9/13/2011
profound and beautiful,Thank you,
Walter

SILENCE

Why do you raise your finger
To your lips to signify silence, man?
“Gold is silence!”
know that not everything that shines is gold,
and that being loved is very sweet,
but it is even sweeter when you are told about it.
Walter William Safar©

Reviewed by Daniel Keith 6/11/2011
Beautiful poem Barbara. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/8/2011
SOMETIMES SILENCE IS GOLDEN...IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER ONE'S 'TATTLING' MAY HURT SOMEONE. IF THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN...I WOULD CHOOSE TO LEAVE IT IN GOD'S HANDS AND LET HIM TAKE CARE OF THE LIAR. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 5/1/2011
Thank you Barbara. I needed to hear these words,
God Bless
Tuchy
Reviewed by John Domino 12/27/2009
Excellent pondering poetry. Makes one think deep and wide and reach out to the other side. Amen
Reviewed by Richard Orey 6/22/2009
"Silence is not Golden" reflects the wisdom of experience. I especially like the line, "There is a way to say whatever should be heard." We men seem to have a real problem with this. Too often we seem to phrase our thoughts in blunt, insensitive words or go off mumbling and griping to ourselves without speaking out when "Silence is not Golden."

A needed, thoughtful piece.
Richard
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/27/2009
So much wisdom in your words. Loved it.


Anna
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/13/2009
I am loving all of this, including the ones I have missed.
Reviewed by Michael Kersting 4/30/2009
A great write,Barbara. Sometimes you definitely have to speak up especially for your rights as a human being!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/29/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 4/25/2009
So very true. Its usually best to speak the truth, especially if it will help some one else or our selves....M
Reviewed by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski) 4/18/2009
Dear Barbara,

You must have noted that my Blog was not of a very profound nature. Your Poem, is quite another matter. You are right, of course; perhaps you have expressed the quintessence of a wise man who said that before we speak, we must assure that what we are about to say is true, is kind, and is necessary. I rather think if these three prerequisites were met, golden silence would resonate throughout the world.

s

Reviewed by Mary Coe 4/18/2009
I really like this poem. Very well said.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/16/2009
Very well written sweet lady...stay safe and well...Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/15/2009
Very true, sometimes remaining silent can and does cause more harm, well said...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/15/2009
You are right in expressing this truth. There are countless times when silence is not the best option at all. Thank you, Barbara. Love and best wishes,

Regis

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