Speak

“A closed mouth never gets fed.”
Replay the wise words you said.
Shadows of a time that fled,
feelings followed where hearts led.

Random fears dance in her head.
“A closed mouth never gets fed”
Whispered voices fade till dead,
wish this voice could sing instead.

Hesitance steadily treads,
balanced poise jumps on a thread.
“A closed mouth never gets fed.”
Hope deep inner thoughts are read.

Absorb the knowledge you bled,
absolving every last debt.
Confidence imprints to spread.
“Opened mouth forever fed.”

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published June 21, 2022

37 thoughts on “Speak

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  1. Beautiful poem, love the repetition, and it’s something I very much needed to hear right now. Thank you for putting this out there and using your voice. πŸ™‚

  2. Your opening line itself captures the attention of readers, who get answer in the last line,
    Opened mouth forever fed.”
    Very well written, Grace πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  3. A closed mouth never gets fed”
    Whispered voices fade till dead,

    Such beautiful lines with a motivating message. Loved it!!

  4. Love the flow of this piece and the repetition, especially the opening mouth at the end! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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