Silent Speaker

Silent Speaker

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(one from the archives)

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Oh, silent speaker let me say,
it hasn't always been this way.
What game is this you like to play?

You starve me, yes you do indeed.
You starve me of the words I need
and I'm not one who's prone to greed.

So little do I ask of you,
it seems a simple thing to do.
Why can't you hold me close to you
and tell me that you love me?

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Ah, the enforced silence, I remember it well. psychological torture never ends well, does it? It's what control freaks do when they have run out of answer... You know, like four year olds do.
(sorry to any four year olds reading, no offence intended)

Ps...Perhaps that is why it is now impossible to shut me up. I was just saying that the other day to the lady in the newsagent, shortly before she barred me from the shop and threw me out the door. :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Ta Lorry. Yeah that old chestnut enforced silence. Sounds like you've had a basin full of that. That.. read more



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Some words, we do need to hear. Sometime silence isn't golden. Wonderful use of words and thoughts dear Chris.
Coyote


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote for your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.
The cold shoulder is a b***h, more so at certain points during a relationship for sure. The question seems a simple one, but the lack of an answer is where it gets complex. Wonderful write Chistine!!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Crowley. Pleased you enjoyed and I thank you for your visit.

Chris
sound of silence as sung by art and garfunkel.. sometimes it is maddening to just depend on instincts or intuition there are still times that you want to hear the words especially if there is something deep embedded in one's heart.. but then sometimes fear takes one big step forward and we just have to rely on instinct or intuition.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Love that song sette. Truly wonderful. Yes, there are times those words are needed. Thank you so muc.. read more
Cruelty comes in many forms. And like you so eloquently expressed Chris above. Silence put upon you is far from nice. No matter your age. As we all have a voice and should be allowed to use it. You could feel the frustration, annoyance, hurt, pain and rejection in this piece.

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Dawn

1 Year Ago

Chris, you have a wonderful heart and soul. And when you write and express yourself it shows. Take c.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I do catch your drift Dawn and thank you :)
Dawn

1 Year Ago

hugs Dawn :)
you are p[laying games with heart like a drum - quote ricky. head games go on in every single scenario that can possible take place. and dare I say it poetry is also a head game and this is the beauty of it as you can say something even if you do not have the courage to say it and it is out there which will help readers of poetry which is why its the most powerful form of communication. great poetry.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you duck. Poetry does break communication barriers. Pleased for your visit and that you enjoye.. read more
Ahh, pleasure to read this short composition. it is said that silence speaks louder than words but sometimes all we seek is words to come out,probably for so called Satisfaction!!
Thank you Chris,, love... c:

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sneh. There are times when silence is golden, but at other times it can work like a knife... read more
I think this is somewhat greater than the sum of its somewhat perfect three parts... sorry to any purist poets out there and of course any four year old that might be squeezing in, on the off chance.. and Gee who will inevitably pop in later.. I think this can be interpreted in so many different ways and that is where the poetic magic lies.. borderline so many things excepting in quality... yep.. it has plenty of that... N

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Open to interpretation, of course. I hope all my lines are. Thank you for your lovely response Nevil.. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

a perfect pleasure.. treasure x
it is that relations thingy again

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

It certainly Was Dave. An oldie from the archives. Good Sunday to you and thanks for checking in.read more
Ah, the enforced silence, I remember it well. psychological torture never ends well, does it? It's what control freaks do when they have run out of answer... You know, like four year olds do.
(sorry to any four year olds reading, no offence intended)

Ps...Perhaps that is why it is now impossible to shut me up. I was just saying that the other day to the lady in the newsagent, shortly before she barred me from the shop and threw me out the door. :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Ta Lorry. Yeah that old chestnut enforced silence. Sounds like you've had a basin full of that. That.. read more
Deep thoughts to ponder, I think we all need and want love. nicely done

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Brandie Jade, pleased you enjoyed the read. All good wishes.

Chris

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