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The Day I Didn't Speak

January 24, 2009
By PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
105 articles 5 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then watch everyone wonder how you did it!

My friend told me jokingly,
"Your talking annoys me."
And so that day
I decided something.
For the rest of the day
I didn't speak
I merely observed
the world around me.
The new perspective
was informing
and yet surprising.
Not everyone noticed
although quite a few did.
I left to go home
at the end of the day.
I pondered
what I had done.
Did I really
always want to be this way?
There's a reason
we are born
with two ears
and only one mouth.
But we are also
born with a mouth
for a reason
and it should be used.
It took a lot
to make me realize
all these things
that day I didn't speak.

The author's comments:
I usually talk a lot, so I don't blame my friend for telling me that I was being annoying. However, I found it a very good experience to be quiet for a change.

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on Jul. 16 2009 at 8:02 pm
YogaGirl SILVER, Williamstown, New York
9 articles 5 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can clearly see you're the daughter of a mother's aunt's grand-mother's uncle's father's grandaughter's daughter."~~~ "Wouldn't that make me a poptart?!"

that's pretty good! Trust me, I've had my share of people tell me I need to shush up for a minute. =D