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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Is Silence Golden


Can the silence be golden?
       When many are trampled down
                  Many more struggle n have basics denied
                             How can one be oblivious of the plight?

The perpetrators of crime against humans
        Go scot free and intents further bolden?
              They mock laws twisted and warped
                       Each crime leaves misery trail aghast
  
None raise voice against growing specter
           The courageous voices stifled, snuffed, astray
                   Human lives no better than a hunted prey
                                Silence can never promise a golden ray 



PS: Image Kind Courtesy Google

52 comments:

  1. Human life no better than a hunted prey!!! very strong words Rahul sir!!! how true this is the status we all are in!!! Brutal but fact!

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  2. the truth has been spoken in your words..:) loved the line: The courageous voices stifled, snuffed, astray
    the voice that volunteers justice is suppressed and the silence is being brought.:)
    very well written..:)

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    1. Thanks Jemina for liking but really the situation is grim!

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  3. In India if you remain silent you are in the frying pan, if you choose to open your mouth you are in the fire. This is a devils alternative. Nevertheless I believe we must speak out against brutality, crime,corruption, injustice.

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    1. An experienced person that you are Rama, you said it right!

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  4. Very strong words, but very true. Is there any way we can fight them?

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    1. There does not appear to be salvation in sight in short term at least!

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  5. Alas, we are but mute spectators.

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  6. What a strong poem..!!I used to feel like a pressure cooker, holding everything in. I have changed, now I am no longer scared to speak my mind and that has made a huge difference.
    Lovely lines....well described:)

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    1. Thanks Panchali for that apt example of a pressure waiting to be released! Wish more voices vent their feelings!

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  7. Amazing and profound poem, such vital words and a powerful message. Silence may be golden but strong words can cut right through it.

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    1. Sometimes, a strong dose works better than subtle mute expression in today's world , Sam! Thanks a lot!!

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  8. Thanks for your kind visit.. Happy Weekend!

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  9. Silence out of fear is the worst ever solution

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  10. Yes, sometimes we need to speak out and act. Silence in such cases is perceived as if you don't care. Not even those who have the authority should speak but also those who are a part of it. We shouldn't be mute spectators.

    Thought provoking poem, Sir.

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    1. Thanks Saru! Speaking out sometimes is necessary!

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  11. Great use of words! Now-a-days, when we have to speak choice of words is extremely important!

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    1. Yes Kusum, choice of words is more important than just speaking out:)

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  12. Not always. Sometimes it is good to state what you feel.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  13. Amazingly strong poem Rahul. I am beginnng to feel that the situation has gone beyond control and no voice works anymore.

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    1. A big thanks Padmaja for liking the poem:)Wish things get better!

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  14. Silence just emboldens them. As recently as the nineties, Rahul, people never even spoke out. At least now they do in helpless anger. Deciding it is worth uniting and speaking with one voice and conducting a well organised campaign is what will ensure further success. People have to decide for themselves that it is worth their time and effort.

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    1. Agree! People need to decide what is best for them!

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  15. silence has done more damage to the society than we think..
    if only they could have stepped-up and did the right thing.

    I sometimes wonder where do we lack.

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    1. Jyoti, a constant dilemma to understand where things have gone wrong:(

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  16. We have been talking very loudly about lots issues, but the people who are supposed to listen have become deaf.

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    1. Being vocal has not really helped:(At least the issues that hurt most need to be addressed!

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  17. Silence is indeed golden, but at the right time. When injustice is being meted out, it is time to break the silence.

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  18. I wish I could speak less though. I am unsure of justice and the whole karma bit thesee days, having seen how some good people suffer for no reason.

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    1. It is very nice to see you back, Chintan and look forward to reading more of your posts!It is distressing for sure to see good people coming in harms way and the goons getting away with impunity:(

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  19. Great use of words. Brutal but true. An honest portrayal of reality. " Human lives no better than a hunted prey," They mock laws twisted and warped, Each crime leaves misery trail aghast." I was mesmerized by your words, Rahul. Your poetry is becoming so poignant and heart-wrenching.

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    1. Thanks a lot Rachna for those words of encouragement! It has been well worth a wait to see your comments:)

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  20. Rahul, Can I read this poem to my students. They will love it.

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    1. Rachna, for me there could be no better reward than to get this kind of appreciation! Please feel free to use this if you consider it worthy of sharing:)

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  21. Silence has a threshold limit. when thats crossed it will erupt!

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    1. Absolutely right!Totally agree Jaishree:)

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  22. Explained the other side of silence so beautifully, Lovely message Sir! Silence is not always golden

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  23. Silence is golden when people can read your silence correctly. When people treat silence as an "I forgive" or "I am powerless", that's when speech becomes golden.. Very well said sir..

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  24. A big thanks Binu, and what you say is true!

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  25. Hello Mr.Rahul,

    Silence is golden for the inner peace,
    when world is ready to take it for lease,
    but the way your words expressed & tease,
    Silence must stand in queue to pay its fees :)

    keep writing & smiling :) wonderful concept.

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