Some issues based on an old Hall & Oates song.

Some things are better left unsaid

When we talk to people,
Strangers, friends, love ones,
We are always trying to separate,
The facts from the fiction,
So much that it becomes a involuntary reflex,
An over-analytical mess,

We only do it, because we know something is wrong,
And for some, we always knew,
It was never neglected, it was just a silent subject,
We've created our own ways, own sayings, and defenses,
When the question rises,
To friends, loved ones and reluctantly strangers,

Sounds of silence, where can you go?,
What can you do?,
But stand, observe and deliver,
Whatever you can because change is irrelevant,
Even for the seasoned optimist,
The group can be there, but the "one" must initiate the plan,
Because at this point, the pain begins to simmer,

Seen, but not heard,
Spoken, but never stated,
Our opinions, our thoughts, our fears,
It's a sign of strength and weakness all at the same time,
But to us an reaction is an over-reaction,
To a losing battle, and painfully, unfortunately,
A self-proclaimed lost cause,
They cannot and will not see beyond the blur,
The ripple effect, it touches everyone,
Friends, loved ones and especially strangers,

Some things are better left unsaid,
I painfully guess,

The dancer moves without a trace,

Poetry by Saga
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Written on 2006-09-28 at 03:29

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keith nunes
yes, i think you're quite right. brutal honesty can be the wrong path, people hurt and we don't know someone else is at a point that the can't take any more. good poem brian

people hide i think..i know i do..i keep it all locked up..maybe from fear, maybe because it is all so complex in our minds whe just cannot figure it all out ourselves, maybe just from the pain...and maybe because to be real and open makes us vulnerable...i don't think we want to be hurt again and so maybe in our own minds it is as you say,

'some things are better left unsaid'


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
how do we know what is best? which things are better left unsaid and which need to be spoken. It is a question we only answer with each experience or opportunity that arises. I know only to follow my instinct and perhaps a touch of wisdom.
again, a thought stimulating write! : ) kathy