Submitted Date 01/13/2019

The silence grows, the hole begins to expand,

The words unsaid, too afraid to make the demand,

Keeping quiet we think will keep the peace,

When our hearts are longing for emotional release,

Closing the doors to the words in our heads,

Turning a blind eye to the thin rope that our relationship treads,

If we bite our tongue and pretend it is all okay,

We lie to ourselves that the problem will go away,

But silencing words that need to be said,

Is only prolonging an issue that is not really dead,

The words that you hide, stay bottled and brew,

Until they have festered to anger and are improperly spewed,

Releasing them now before it is too late,

Will save you a future of silence's ill fate,

The pain that grows when silence is kept,

Can not be released until the tears you have wept,

So speak your mind and silent be not,

Let the words flow freely so the pain can be forgot.

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  • Miranda Fotia 3 years, 3 months ago

    I can totally relate! I am not a very confrontational person, so I have a hard time telling others when they hurt me. It's not really a healthy way to deal with problems and it tends to cause resentment. Great poem!

    • Mary Jaimes-Serrano 3 years, 3 months ago

      Miranda, I believe many of us hide what we truly want to say because of the expectations of others. Thank you for your support. Have a wonderful weekend.