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Speech and Silence

Speech and Silence

written by: Shalini Kathuria Narang

@shalinikat

 

Silence and speech fought,
To decide which has more might?
Sermon said, “I help and heal lives.”
Silence retorted, “I prevent strifes.”
Caring words can soothe the heart,
Verbal exchanges are a science and an art.
Kind words can help friendships start,
Talks in life play an unmatched part.
Silence is a golden-an old proverb,
Is a strategy to curtail and curb,
Discords that can disturb,
And disagreements that can pain and perturb.
As we advance in age and turn a page,
We realize the merits of the above adage.
Quiet helps prevent rash and rage,
We can employ silence to our advantage.
But hushing is not every time an ace,
Sometimes oration has a superior place.
Certain situations need speaking out,
Lashing out and thrashing out.
Speech and silence have a beautiful blend,
In varied settings, the two adequately append.
Words aid us in saying and conveying.
Facts, feelings, and also hearsay.
Silence can help us closely hear,
Understanding quite draws us near.
Shushing soothes the tired body and mind.
An acquired virtue-one of a kind.

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