“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Speak For


In a sacred trust,
I speak the unspoken thoughts
of muted voices.

Both fear and hope lurk
behind a shield of silence
that guards against loss.

For the hearts and minds
receiving these words I grant
their truth’s expression.

6 comments:

Muffie said...

I really love this poem, and the sentiments it evokes! My fear is always there, but hope only arrives in mini segments. Thanks for sharing!
Peace,
Muff

Gail said...

HI JUDY -
powerful words and imagery. I too hide behind fear as I emerge with often a false sense of hope.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Karen said...

I love this Judy!

Patrick Leer said...

Thank you Judy! There could be no one better than a poet to speak the unspoken thoughts and muted voices, we all fear, hear, and can only grasp at.

Caregvingly Yours, Patrick

Laura said...

oh Judy, so beautifully expressed....so deeply compassionate... hugs received and more sent toward you!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Muff, I thank you for giving voice through your blog. You, too, are speaking for the muted voices.

Gail, we all hide. We all cling to hope, however unrealistic it might be.

Karen, thank you.

Patrick, I never sought to be a Poet, only to express what needed expression, especially for the silenced ones.

Laura, thanks!