with mouth nailed shut
her eyes shout

hear them

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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21 Responses to silenced

  1. Powerful! The eyes speak for now and beyond, betraying no bitterness ,bearing no grudge, free from fear, rather speaking with a splash of bold bright hope!

    • Yes, they do! I have had several ideas rolling around in my head since I saw this piece, and this is the one that stuck. With eyes that say so much, who needs a mouth?

  2. The Enfant Terrible says:

    Ouch! Susan, so simple yet brutal…

  3. Doris says:

    Sometimes a couple of words say so much, really good Susan, like the page layout.

  4. nelle says:

    Reminds me of a couple of things, one a song, one an image of an actual… but yes, powerful sums it well.

  5. unfetteredbs says:

    the eyes truly are the window into the soul…. powerful message and love the art

  6. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    What a great one-two punch your haiku and this photo offer!

    I like how you keep writing poetry that tries to magnify the voices of those who are so often silenced. Keep at it!

  7. doncarroll says:

    the message is very effective!!

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