Poem : Enlightened

Being silent

was a survival technique,

closed eyes and lips unsmiling.

Disappearing i,

safe in hiding,

living in shade, a half-life.

Because the light is where they find you,

take what’s you and yours,

until there is no more.

Vagabond world,

leave no traces,

in a translucent suit of normal.

in an anonymous hue,

a permanent camouflage.

But an unloved life isn’t worth living.

Stepping through the disguise,

into the visible,

is choosing life.

You make a choice,

and the world accepts your radiance.

Better to live in truthful sorrow,

for even a bright, brief, miraculous flower,

than to live a thousand lifetimes mute.

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