hush now

hush now

no one wants to hear

keep it to yourself

don’t air our dirty laundry

what would the neighbors think?

hush now

don’t cry

we are all big boys and girls

crying is for babies

or in the dark of night all by yourself

hush now

don’t speak

some truth might just slip out

we wouldn’t want that

now, would we?

~Melanie Thomason

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17 responses to “hush now

  1. Brutality cloaked in soft words. Another powerful poem Melanie.

  2. Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
    Another one of Melanie’s new and powerful poems.

  3. Small words with large impact …

    Greetings from Germany,
    Salva ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Shhhhhhhush๐Ÿ˜‰. (Good one)

  5. this one has my mind racing in between the lines – lovey work Melanie

  6. Heartafire

    Oh, I love the message here, Melanie. Wonderful and powerful.

  7. nokindofmagic

    Ironically, some people tend to combine all these ‘hushes’ with ‘be yourself’.
    That’s one of your punch poems, the very kind I am in love with (no masochism intended, but…)

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