THE MESSENGER IS ALWAYS SUSPECT
Perhaps the unspoken is best left at the gate,
never to cross the lips,
though the tongue fights to speak.
It is better to protect the deep
than make the battle
within the minds keep.
If no words of a certain stance
are spoken there never be
any tenuous shaken chance broken.
We have long decided that delusion
is where we live and speaking
should ne’er ruin another’s illusion.
It be better that truth is never heard,
never pass to the ears of the ill prepared
to hear the power of honest spoke words.
Silence is the gem, opinion the curse.
It is better to sleep in ignorance
than lay awake forging a comeuppance.
© M Durfee