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Noisy Silence

I kept quiet
still and almost absent
those around weren't happy with my power of silence
I was content and ignored the chatter
silent and noisy
the usual human conflicts
living whilst dying
not as a resolving challenge
biographies built on heaps of decomposing rubbish and
trash masked with hesitant smiles
this is how we polluted the earth with our inner mess
then express shock at the outer disaster
environmental degradation
blaming it on others
as for the people nearby
who only hope to hear what confirms their views
seeking news and views
to ensure survival and palliative contentment
everybody wants to hear what confirms their mind's clutter
Oh God, I need your help
I said to myself
but this time aloud
then returned to silence.