Sound of Silence



I hear him ranting

Cursing it seems to him

Ranting is it to me

I do not speak

To do, would break my monopoly

I’m smug in my intelligence

As unforgiving as his curses

Merciless and unyielding

His shouts and my silence

Like the will of two gods

He is harsh

Am I?

My silence will persevere

Not because they say it speaks louder

It is, the only option.


N.B; I wrote this piece after a quarrel with my old man. As it is with parents, you’re wrong even when you’re right and they’re right even when they’re wrong. What’s more? They can curse and you can’t…You wouldn’t dare! So, enter the silence…to counter the violence (Nice rhyme, ain’t it?). Anyways, I miss him and I love him for teaching me valuable life lessons and building this man who wrote what you’re reading now. [Laughs]


Jig-saw of complete thoughts. Sea of emotions, each tidal wave; spewing form. In this world of haves and have nuts, I chose the latter.

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