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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wanna Speak vs Don't Wanna Speak

If you have a chance to express yourself,
to speak your mind, to get listened to,
you should grab it with both arms, grab the chance to speak.
That seems to be the age-old wisdom,
and it's even the street-smart funda that helps
one create a space for oneself, get one noticed and accounted for.
But the big question is: Do we always want to speak?
Do we take refuge in silences, or in partial utterances?
Do we deliberately speak in an ambiguous tone?
Do we obfuscate our communication?
What makes us grapple with the dilemma - To-speak or Not-to-speak?
There are times when I feel
I need to renew my spirit,
gather my strength,
and make myself heard for not only
selfish reasons, but for a greater cause.
But, then I wonder
if it is more important to make some noise,
some flutter, some unrest,
and perhaps some upsets,
than to contemplate,
let my mind wander beyond the immediate,
relax, ponder, and come to terms
A small flower, a tiny crystal,
or a seashell can make more sense
than the best of words uttered by us.
Words are, after all, just words.
Things happen all the time,
in silences, and amidst noises,
and even in the cosmic harmony
and divine melodies which need not be
planned or prepared for......
whether I speak or I embalm my
expression in a prolonged silence
I do need to lose, and subsequently,
find myself again and again.


Manojj said...

Hmmmmmmm....... interesting...... that's all I can say.

Piyush said...

In the words of Lewis Carroll:

"When you are describing
A shape, or sound, or tint,
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint,
And learn to look at all things
With a sort of mental squint."

Avi said...

It has been rightly remarked: Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who love you right. And forget about the ones who don't. And believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, even to articulate something that seems trivial, take it. If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said that it'd be easy; they just promised that it'd be worth it.