Don’t tell

There are words we can’t say.
Words that if we speak them
are just sounds leading
to soap in the mouth
or hours in a bedroom
no longer safe. There are things
we don’t have words for, because no-one
speaks them or teaches them.
We can show the words only
acted out on dolls, nameless ones
we don’t play with.
They are as quiet as those things
done to us and the only words we know
are don’t tell, don’t think, don’t do
just be silent.

Just be good.

For the Duggar girls.

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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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7 Responses to Don’t tell

  1. Rhonda says:

    Brilliant Susan! I feel their pain and hear their silent screams. One day…that’s all I can say. One day God willing.

  2. Silent all these years!!!

  3. such stories tear my heart to shreds

  4. I know this personally. You captured it.

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