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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.