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Whispers of Agony: The price of being heard is only outweighed by the price of remaining silent.
Posted by Sylvan Sylph, Sep 23, 2008. 1989 views. ID = 1798

Whispers of Agony

Posted by Sylvan Sylph, Sep 23, 2008. 1989 views. ID = 1798
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How much of what we say in a day is intended to hide what we are really feeling? We are all so vulnerable, and we all want so badly not to be.
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Frantically we search for understanding,
Struggling to make our voices heard.
We shout. We scream. We cry.
Then, embarrassed at our display,
The outpouring of our desire,
We quickly turn away.
We hide our faces to mask our shame
Of our emptiness,
Of our need.
We pretend we never spoke,
And as the voices around us clamor—
Everyone striving for attention,
Shouting to drown the echo in their hearts—
We whisper our pain
And wonder that no one hears us...


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Douglas
Sep 24, 2008
Well said!
   ~Posted by Douglas, Sep 24, 2008



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