Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

I listen more

16 June 2013

I listen more

 

I listen more,

starving for what I used to see,

I listen more,

it’s different than it was before,

‘though now it’s a necessity.

Paying attention is the key,

I listen more.

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shell

16 June 2013

shell

 

An empty shell

echoes the wind’s caressing touch,

An empty shell

holds secrets only it can tell.

Reminds me of myself so much.

I say the most when I am just

an empty shell.

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Yellow

16 June 2013

Yellow

 

These yellow smiley

stickers lose their stickiness,

then, how do I hide?

Open, 24/7,

I am always on display.

 

No one’s buying it,

the pretense is just a ruse,

but few want the truth.

I am just supposed to smile,

no matter how I might feel.

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Quiet Time

16 June 2013

Quiet Time

 

(based on Wordle 113 from The Sunday Whirl)

 

I never noticed this chattering noise,

how silence terrifies us in a sense.

We overload on the new techno toys

but if anything, it just builds fences.

It’s crazy, but I suspect we have lost

more in the wake of technology than

we have gained by giggling at the cost.

I don’t live in a cave I understand,

and no one can cut out everything,

but here’s the scoop, I sometimes just want less

of the chaos and more of simpler things.

I would like one moment I must confess

to hold her hand as we walk in moonshine

when nothing shatters our brief quiet time.

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