I Believe Sometimes Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

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    And sometimes that silence is deafening.

    My mind wonders and goes to places it shouldn't go. I wonder what I did wrong, I try to find ways to distract myself...but the silence overwhelms me sometimes... The silence is deafening....
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    Mar 6, 2016

    Words are wonderful when used to convey

    something wonderful. Recently I have been witness to more than that. Words.... Or lack of them, can absolutely decimate an individual, especially if the individual is already self conscious or hurting. Sometimes they do nothing at all. Hurtful words from the person they chose to...
    Indianrunnergirl Indianrunnergirl
    56-60, F
    Mar 4, 2016

    Really, words are just words.

    Sometimes they happen to be empty words, and what do those mean? Absolutely nothing. So yes, I believe actions speak louder than words.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Mar 4, 2016

    I have sat with many people over the years

    who were hurting, or ill, or dying. Most of the time we sat in silence. Simply enjoying the presence of each other and the friendship we have.
    luketepid luketepid
    56-60, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    Humans claim they know me well,

    Yet no one can see through my shaking shell."I'm okay",I say every time I am asked and they believe and leave me to deal with this torment alone.I've hidden behind this wall most of my life,I have managed so far.No one has to know of the pain that I feel I guess.The real me...
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    i never knew how to keep my thoughts to

    myself,but i need to master the craft of the lie i never knew how to do it with a smile on my face,i applaud people it comes easy to
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    i sometimes feel like no one heres me i feel

    like when i say something it just comes out like bad stuff so i dont speek i think its better to not say any thing other wise you might get hurt.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    Unfortunately, I have one of those faces

    that 'says it all'.... I can't help it.
    Moonpenny Moonpenny
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2015
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    Be okay with giving the gift of your absence to

    those who do not appreciate and respect your presence. P, E and K, this is for you...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1
    31-35, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    Everyone has an opinion,

    I do too. But when my opinion is no longer valued after a period of time. I've learned to be quiet.
    headphoneson headphoneson
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2015

    When I'm in the dark it's you

    and I, we work as one. Our stories dreamed up of us our characters. No words just thoughts dreams of my imagination. My mind and I rather enjoy silence at times. The passions flow through something I can have that is all mine, no ifs, and's or but's...Personal lit fires...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 8, 2015
    Societykilledateenager Societykilledateenager
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2015

    When you ignore the questions.

    When you avoid the arguments. When you try not to say any words. On that moment I know, you don't value me as much as I do. And all I can keep think about, why you keep me close when all you try to say is to me keep some distance from you. Why?
    shinebeforesunrise08 shinebeforesunrise08
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    Can't believe he couldn't

    even be bothered to call to find out how I'm doing. All he knows is I had a high fever and was going to the hospital. Merry fucken Christmas ******. Don't even wanna talk to your bastard face until after the holidays.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

    My days stuck in silence,

    I have not a word I want to share, let me be....Mr Silent Bob and and I are having a feastivous.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2014

    Not only can silence be louder,

    but it can also say much more.
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014
    SunnyD721 SunnyD721
    46-50, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    If you can read my thoughts then try to read my

    silence when I am not near, try to read the untold tale of my heart . Try to hear my silent whispers , at the bottom of my heart lingers innumerable unspoken words that I could barely whisper try to unearthed them. When you can’t look into my eyes try to feel my essence. Do...
    winterfall winterfall
    41-45
    May 7, 2014

    For Aether....

    my incredible friend... your current plans have brought back a whole flood of memories and i can't stop smiling. :0] it was February 13, 1999. that date will be burned in my brain forever. i had an amazing dream about a month before that had cemented my determination: i was...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2011

    At Difficult

    Times, it's best to listen.
    ApacheKuruk ApacheKuruk
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2011

    This Is Shocking

    My friends looked at me and began to cry after i mistakenly asked them how they were doing right after their one year old baby died. I knew it was a dumb question seconds after i heard myself ask it. My friend looked me right in the eyes and asked me if i knew what the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 17, 2010

    Death Or Silence?

    The sword of silence. After receiving a bounty of love, communication, thoughtfulness, kindness for two months, one wrong move on my part and he stood silent from afar, in the dark, cold, quiet night. Though I was like a screaming banshee, he would not turn. Though he could hear...
    lisa36 lisa36
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    Ever More

    Silence is not always a bad thing. There is the comfortable silence where you are close enough to another person to be able to communicate without words.  I used to think silence was a bad thing but not so much anymore.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    22 Responses Mar 9, 2010
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