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the world answers silences

by Emily Tong

do not ask the world to
tell you what you are
it only tells
what you are
not
it will tell you
you are not beautiful
it will whisper
you are poor
it will scream!
you are not
enough
what is enough?
enough is enough is
enough
what? you ask
the world.
the world answers silences.
are you silent? why
do you ask? what voice is
enough
to ask?

01/16/2007

Author's Note: so..
this is only slightly confusing..

Posted on 01/16/2007
Copyright © 2023 Emily Tong

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Paul Lastovica on 10/29/10 at 06:27 PM

With enough time and enough silence the answer will come out of hiding ... perhaps.

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