stop yelling in my ear!

stop yelling in my ear!

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

whilst I was listening

"
stop yelling
in my ear!
I realize
you didn't say a thing.

but your words
are so deafening,
they make
my internal drums ring.

when words unspoken,
fill up the air,
there isn't any room
for the people living there.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
Most interestingly, when I looked up images of yelling in ear, all of them that
came up were the woman, yelling at the man. Only one was a man yelling
at the woman.

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Boy am I tempted to yell and I have a big mouth. However, out of respect for your person I'll whisper, that way I may join you in empty air.

Nice!

Regards,
Al

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Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you as always, kind sir, for popping in.
I hear you. Sometimes silence screams louder than the origin of the silence. I think we can all relate to this piece KL, perfectly stated as always.

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.:)
Lorry

3 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
It is so true - how silence can be more deafening than the spoken word. we often do not realize how we are guilty of this ourselves.......

Great poetry.

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for stopping in.
interesting concept...you live there, but just take up space, and now you fill that space with noise.

but i am not listening...i want to feel actual words that make me feel content and loved...

not as just a sounding board.

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks, yes. Oddly, there were only two modes for several years -- yelling and silence. Both were in.. read more
Sometimes silence can mean more than words... It's a very truthful write, I have not been in a situation or relationship like that but I can understand the burden it can bring... "when words unspoken/fill up the air/there isn't any room/ for the people living there" very well observed and said...

Sincerely
Dhiman

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Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
We do say alot with our demeanor. I met a brother in law last week whose silence so put me off i cut short my vacation and came home to get away from him

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Nice to hear from you. And sorry to hear that. That is exactly how my ex treated my family.
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

I couldnt believe this guy for years my wifes family had made excuses for his behavior But with me I.. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I am glad you stood up for yourself. My ex was literally unbearable to be around. I always went out .. read more
I don't think many realize how much they show without saying a word.
Sidenote. To this day, a man is shown as stoic, while the woman is emotional. Images don't always share the real world.

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I guess I know a lot of people who use the silent treatment as a weapon. It isn't a good thing.
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

It isn't. I can give an incredible deathstare. At the same time, if I don't speak up, people wonde.. read more
yes, i can absolutely relate. i think i have been on the giving and receiving end of this once upon a time.
so much said without a word uttered yet those actions, glances, snickers - they speak volumes.

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Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, you are right. Of course, I think it depends on the length of time and if it is routinely used .. read more
that silence is judgment and separation...we learn it from those who inflict it...a habit that becomes second nature...so hard to return to the place of friendship, acceptance, love...it's a chemistry that permeates our soul, and once allowed passes at a habitual pace...i remember weeks of distrust...somehow, those of us who escape the clutches of this distress have to learn to cut it off at the gate...no entrance

thank you for bringing up this subject...many of us, i'm sure can relate

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Yes, inside the silence grows something insidious, and it dwa.. read more
I'm guilty . . . when I can't say something nice, I say nothing at all, which can be a distinct commentary, I'm sure! You've expressed how this feels on the receiving end . . . especially your last stanza is powerfully stated, when such a silence occupies the same space as the person on the receiving end. I think this is one major reason I haven't been in a relationship in decades . . . *sigh!*

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Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Recognizing it is half the battle. I actually lived like this for nearly three years. For a person l.. read more

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