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Silent Truth

Silent Truth

What can I say to him

that he doesn’t already know?

What can I give to him

that he doesn’t already own?

Who is he but a stranger?

Who is he but a man?

And I could have a dozen

Of them eating from my hand

Why am I calmed by his presence?

Yet so shaken by his hands?

For he’s not of my world

and would never understand

my many dreams and passions,

my hopes and all my fears,

why his skin’s so very tough

you couldn’t pierce it with a spear

I cannot find a weak spot

In that wall around his heart,

And he won’t feel my strength

when he sees me fall apart

Should I bring him up?

Should I pull him down?

Or just turn around and walk

On back to solid ground?

 

Would I not swallow him whole?

Would he not crush me like a bird?

And for the grace of my pride

I shall never utter a word

Sharon Lynn Van Meter

Copyright 2002

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About sharonsharinginsights

Namaste'! I write poetry, stories, essays, reviews, editorials, screenplays, lyrics.....you get the idea! I love to write. I graduated from UI&U in Vermont, U.S. with BA in Writing and Literature with a concentration in Women's Studies. I was chosen and interviewed as local artist for my writing on local online college magazine HOWL (circa 2003). My writings have been published in several genres and I have won numerous awards for my poetry. I am desirous of having my own collection of poetry and/or other writings published in my OWN book. I am passionate about women's issues, romance, love and a great number of benevolent causes. I am pretty passionate about almost anything that is NOT mundane or boring. I write from my soul (cliche' I know). Most of my work has been published and/or copyrighted (all either or both). My goal, again, is to publish a book of poetry, short stories, a novel, novellas, another song (collaborating with someone who writes music...hello, out there?)....OK more later, and thank you for checking me out! Sharon View all posts by sharonsharinginsights

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