“Simply having children does not make mothers.” – John A. Shedd
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
– Elie Wiesel
“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.”
– Audre Lorde
Un Cadeau de Silence
Wants me to
The hard rubber brush
Like a seal pup
Until all that remains
Is the bloody pulp
So many years
Time and distance
But the war is
Try her crimes
The gift of
6 thoughts on “Un Cadeau de Silence”
gritty and powerful – you have communicated intense pain with your words.
Childhood was a painful place so I guess I conveyed some of the experience. Thank you.
You didn’t just survive; you triumph by living well.
Years ago someone told me that the best revenge was living well. I don’t have two extra pennies to rub together and am one of the happiest people I know. 🙂 Merci!
I understand this too well.
There are too many who do. Best wishes and thank you.