All Blog Posts Tagged 'enemy' (2)

Silence

From the moment of my birth, silence has been my enemy. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins all remained silent about the violence in our family. No one spoke the truth, and if they did, they were told by other family members to not speak about it out loud, to remain silent, to act as if nothing terrible was happening.

My family has been my greatest enemy in matters of what was actually happening. To speak out loud, telling my truth meant shunning, scolding, chattering…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

the poor are breeding stock

the welfare and food stamps

the rich dole out to these sows and studs

serves as the paddock’s lock

and the lure to lead them up the ramp

so the ones with promise

can be separated from the duds

each season they trim their herd

this one has a beauty

worth cultivating

this one is tall and quick enough

to play pro ball

here is a voice to make them even richer

if they decide to let it be heard

a few with minds worth…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on November 4, 2012 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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