Silence

out there in the world

you complain of a culture of silence

where nothing can be heard

because nothing can be understood

because there are no words

conversations cannot happen

the agenda has been set

there is no other business but business

& business

                is business as usual

no debate; no dissent

no disease; no dictators

no discussion; no death

no dreams & no democracy

& making a fuss

& shaking things up

                            is frustrating

                                              maybe futile

so it’s funny that

in here; in our lives

I complain of a culture of silence

where nothing can be heard

because nothing can be understood

because there are no words

there is no time to talk

& our patterns have been set

& there is no other living but living

& living

is living

& there is no other loving but loving

& loving

is loving

           is living

                      is business as usual

no debate: no dissent

no fear; no feelings

no flames; no failling

no finding; no found

& making a fuss

& shaking things up

                             is frustrating

                                               maybe futile

so it’s funny that

out there in the world

you complain of a culture of silence

 

 -Elspeth Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by shantam on April 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “Silence”

  1. Gorgeous photograph budz! i had to remind myself to look away 🙂
    just discovered your blog today, and loved the composition of each and every photograph.

  2. -Merci

    Thanks for stopping by and posting!

    Salut-

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