Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Words
are holy silences
Raped.

Silences
are words
Shot dead.

40 comments:

The Rat... said...

bulls eye....


i prefer being dead than being raped... ;-)

mayz said...

samajh nahi aaya :(

Think Tank said...

im speechless

Think Tank said...

mayank tujhe samjh nahi aya to kise ayega?

gaizabonts said...

i'll echo ThinkTank's silence...

human being said...

OMG!
so cutting and enigmatic...
what should we do after all?

this morning... these words started dancing in my head: to say or not to say; that is the question...
i was working on them as my new post... and now i'm reading your touching words... you made me pause... ponder more...
namaste!

dharmabum said...

i'm chewing over this...it can mean a lot more than just the silence that occupies the mind on reading this.

Mampi said...

Beautiful,
Just an extended haiku.

Mithe said...

Wow-what viewpoint...you hit the nail on the target as usual!

dilmainhainpyar said...

no words...silence....

Rajindarjit said...

Very nice thoughts!

Dhindsa

D said...

I seem to be a rapist.

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

wow .. what a quote..

adi said...

what is this?
why?

How do we know said...

Hi All: Thank you for liking this piece. It was written way back in 2004 and remains one of my favorites.

Hi mayz: I agree with thinktank.. tumhe samajhnahi aaya to kise ayega.

Hi human being: Talk abt coincidences!

Hi Adi: Ok, let me answer that one for you. Bcs you are the one asking. I was going thru my diary of 2004 and bumped into this one. It kind of matches the mish mash that life is at the moment.. so it comes on. lots of things i like from that diary are coming up. Be prepared. :-)

Kanupriya Sindhu Ramrakhyani said...

Wow, what a lovely one!!! This is so thoughtful...Thanks for dropping by my blog :-)

HOBO said...

May be, May be not.

Rhett said...

The first one I follow. The 2nd was quite straight, nice!

CяŷştąŁ said...

Kya baat hai...
I second Rat..
BULLS EYE !

oceanic mirages said...

hi howdy, sorry for nt being around, have been very busy and ill too, but nw m fine...

at times the outcry is way too quietening that it goes unheard and at times silences way too heavy and loud to go unheard...
the shot keeps ringing in the ears long after it kills and continues to do so like ur poem does.

You Know Me Very Well said...

so small.. yet so sharp ...it just hits u and so very true...ur words come out with so much of power...trust me..few words ... but they seem to speak volumes

Manish Raj said...

Revive them now
Don't sit back;
till there is a word for every silence
and silences speak every word

EXSENO said...

I've never thought of it that way. That's a very interesting way to put it.

Seraphine said...

one doesn't experience holy silence very often. there is always a bird, the wind, a car going by with the radio on.
words are no more harmful than bullets or food. One has to be mindful of them.
silence is death.
but i love your poem. i recognise the truth in it, and respond to it.

Trinaa said...

omg! powerful n ruthless...! awesome!

How do we know said...

Hi Kanupriya: Thank you. :-)

Hi Rhett: I thot they were both very direct.. ?

Hi Hobo: I agree. maybe, maybe not. After a little vodka and a fight, definitely! ;-)

Hi Crystal: Thanks!

Hi Oceanic mirages: Kya hua tha? Read at Mampi's blog that it was a bad stomach infection.. am soooo glad its better now!
Is baat ka aisa jawaab bas aap hi de sakti ho! :-) am TOTALLY impressed!

Hi You know me very well: :-) And u always understand things so well.

How do we know said...

HI Manish: Hmm... am on my way to doing that. :-)

Hi exseno: Yes, even i was struck by the same thing when i first wrote it..

Hi Seraphine: You are so right.. holy silences are rare.. Thank you for coming. :-)

Hi Trinaa: Thank you!

Jasdeep said...

you have branded words as criminal, but words are enlightenment and torch bearers.

Why such an injustice to words by giving them tag rapist ,A practice which is done by human kind.

Varun said...

reminds me of a chessboard and the eternal argument around the subjectivity of truth.

How do we know said...

Hi Jasdeep: I agree... sometimes.. words are torchbearers.. and sometimes.. they are not so welcome.
True.. it is people who rape.. and people who voice those words.. the words are not the rapists.. they are the act of rape.
Loved ur comment! :-)

Hi Varun: Tell me more abt this..

Varun said...

Is the Zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes? :)

How do we know said...

Hi Varun: The zebra is black and white :-) but i think i get the picture a little..

Saadia said...

Ooo, is this you speaking? Because this is one of the most powerful short posts I've come across. Bravo!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

very well said :-)

Bhai with Chai said...

interestin.. i always wonder how d least of d words r so much more powerful than gathaas written in pages!
really nice!

~nm said...

I've no words. This was so intense in so little words! Too good!

How do we know said...

Hi Saadia and Raaji: Thanks!

Hi Bhai with chai: I soo agree. Thats why one favors oneliners to sermons.

Hi ~nm: :-) Thanks. I really wanted to speak to you last week.. was wondering where u have vanished!

Snow said...

First time here and that was simply AWESOME

SloganMurugan said...

powerful

J P Joshi said...

These 10 words have said more than a book. Thank you for being so frugal with words... it takes a shorter time to read, BUT longer to comprehend, and am still not sure if I have fully comprehended the content and the context. Thank you for stimulating my brain.