Poem: Feigning Peace

I try to be still
Becoming water
Like glass smooth
Unperturbed surface
Hiding the tremoring 
In the depths hidden
Where the emotions
Live roiling in a boil
That I contain here
With a slight smile
Quiet balancing
What should be
Said out loud
Swallowed in
Silence

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13 thoughts on “Poem: Feigning Peace

      1. It is unfortunate that silence is often perceived as not caring. I notice you said accused of it, and that’s not a good feeling either, especially when you know it isn’t true.

        I go from pole to pole, sometimes in a matter of minutes. It’s gotten better over time, but honestly speaking it’s a wonder I can function at all.

        I’ve been watching a netflix series called “Virgin River.” The main plot line is a growing relationship between two people. The show is like a soap opera in most ways, but it takes time to show these two people talking through things and could be a primer for healthy communication. I have to say when I watch it, it makes me feel uncomfortable as it’s something I’ve never had in a relationship, but at the same time I know it’s good to watch how it’s done.
        Sorry for the lengthy comment.

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      2. I’ve not found much user for overt anger or sadness, and I find joy when it comes.

        I like to think I’m good at talking things out, but I know it’s been found weird when I don’t yell or get escalated. I’ve been told it’s disconcerting when the other person doesn’t fight back. I’ve made it work though.

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      3. Good for you. As long as at some point you can talk out with the other person what was going on after they have calmed down. In one of my old relationships, every time a conflict arose with the other person, they left, and when they came back they didn’t want to discuss it. As you can imagine that left us in a stagnant limbo.

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