“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

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence”

 –  Leonardo da Vinci

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself”

–  Harvey Fierstein

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

–  Martin Luther King Jr.



Writer’s block

Is sometimes


Of the things

So repressed

Like being


Stuck back

In the dungeon

Called childhood

The words

Won’t appear




Between the past

And anywhere else

My fingers

Loose their way

Freeze in a hover

Over the keys

Separating truth

From the fiction

Exposing it to


Like pollen

Lifted by the


To begin





Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

8 thoughts on “Inarticulate”

  1. Good one, Lea…. fortunately, writer’s block never lasts too long for those of us who simply have too much inside to keep it there for long… and sometimes it is actually useful, to have a pause in-between bursts of creative writing, yes? hugs today, leigh

    1. Thank you so much Leigh! You are absolutely right. The more I write, the more pieces to the puzzle appear. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm. bisous, lea

  2. ahh I can identify with this one Lea! There’s nothing worse than knowing you have so much to express but can’t seem to get the words out in the right way. Great poem, as always 🙂 ♥

    1. Thank you for your kind response. It can be frustrating but I’ve been known to tackle a wall or two… 🙂 bisous Becky!

  3. Wow that brought out so much emotion.  I hope you are  doing well and enjoying paradise.  I love you and hope all is well. 

      Love, Joy & Magic always Su   Woman are Angels ! if someone breaks our wings, we simply   continue to fly …. on our broomsticks


    1. It was a response to something I read that brought out some of the “old stuff”. Not to worry! Do you realise that last Wednesday was my fifth anniversary here?


  4. pollen lifted by the wind to begin anew… a great image…sometimes it’s good to pause in silence for a bit to be able to fly again…

    …and yeah…i got to the haight…and loved it…smiles

    1. Actually, it was appropriate for me and the journey that lead me to France. What a change and all for the better.
      There is nothing like the Haight and I am glad you got there…smiles

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