You think your thoughts are worth less than a penny and so you do not speak.
And if I gave you twenty, you’d tell me a lie, so that you get the money but never share what’s inside.
speak less than the mute,
who say more in a gesture than you’ve dared in a lifetime.
You numb yourself with pleasure, to hide the pain of silence
that assaults you with a traumatizing violence.
Until you speak and it all spills out, in a jumbled mess of tears and anger,
that you know nothing about. And when your words cut them like knives,
and debilitating guilt takes you down,
you take it all back
and the silence survives…
But one day,
even if it is not this day…
You will learn that the only way to escape a silent killer,
is to speak.
Because one day, you will know
Your Voice Is Worth Learning About.