To Not Speak

I scream and can’t be heard

I yell and can’t be heard

I talk and can’t be heard

I whisper and can’t be heard

I become silent.

And the world wonders what is wrong.



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48 thoughts on “To Not Speak

  1. Yep, you’ve been do quiet lately…


  2. reocochran says:

    Silence is not always “golden,” Colleen. Hugs, Robin


  3. e says:

    Simple but profound


  4. mewhoami says:

    That’s a difficult place to be. Sometimes we just have to wait for people to be ready to listen. Other times, we must decide that there is only so much that we can do and learn to pick our battles.


  5. tric says:

    Sounds like an afternoon in my house. πŸ™‚
    I too have been in this situation in real life, and it is so frustrating.


    • Frustrating for sure. To feel unheard. When you need validation, or help finding an answer, or want to be part of finding a solution.

      Or want the others in the house to just knock it off!!! πŸ˜‰


  6. April says:

    The world may be listening, just not hearing because they are stuck in the screaming phase.


  7. Life can be frustrating when no-one has the time to listen. πŸ˜₯


  8. Sadly, this can be so true! How frustrating it is to be in this situation.


  9. Ann Koplow says:

    I’m glad you’re not silent here. I hope you feel heard!


  10. Interesting isn’t it? ❀


  11. dogear6 says:

    Respectfully, I disagree. The world doesn’t wonder what’s wrong. The world is ignorant that you are now silent nor does it care that your voice was silenced. It’s actually glad to not hear you anymore.

    Which is why you need to keep speaking out what you say! Make them hear you and acknowledge you, whether they like it or not.

    Yes, I’m a bit bitchy that way. But you already knew that!



    • πŸ˜€ Funny, you say you’re bitchy and I laughed. I couldn’t help but flash to times when I’ve been quiet, when I’ve decided to just sit and observe, or not argue because I knew I wasn’t being heard no matter what I said or yelled, and suddenly I’m being bombarded with “what’s wrong?” “Why are you being so quiet?” And then, I kid you not, as soon as I start to speak, the listening stops again. :/

      I But you are right, if there is something that I need to have heard, I will not hush, I may have to regroup.

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      • dogear6 says:

        That so doesn’t surprise me that as soon as you started talking, the listening stops! But yeah, sometimes regrouping is your best bet to get it out there. Talking might not help you the best, but it’s for sure that your blog speaks the truth and eloquently so! Have a good weekend.


        • Thank you Nancy. Even if I’m not heard, I feel better for having said my piece. Even if it’s here and the spoken word is now the written word. It’s an outlet. It helps me regroup. And the feedback often helps me in the regrouping, and sometimes in the seeing things in a different light.

          We’re well in to the weekend. Trying to catch comments “on the fly” while husband drives and I’m in the passenger seat. Haven’t gotten to email responses yet. Though I did get yours!!!!

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  12. haha! So true Colleen! ❀
    Diana xo


  13. Gibber says:

    So frustrating.


  14. niaaeryn says:

    For some reason that seems to get people’s attention when all else has failed. Or the inevitable once you let go, there it is. No clue as to why.
    Still I am glad they seem to be listening now? I hope they do. Very frustrating.
    And glad you are still here chatting when you can. Please do not get silent here. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you Niaaeryn. Though this was prompted by some personal observations and feelings it has not gotten that ‘bad’. πŸ™‚ It is frustrating on many levels when you want to participate or be part of a discussion and even at an invitation, you aren’t heard. And thank you for your last request. That was wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  15. reocochran says:

    The post made me sad. Hope you don’t feel this way too.often. . .


    • Thank you Robin. This was inspired by something I saw and felt. But it was written inspired by that not as a full fledged experience (thankfully). Often I se these things and can expound or expand into a bit of an inspired piece. Or it takes me to a different place or time to another experience. But thank you for understanding that sad feeling of this. That’s how it did feel.


  16. markbialczak says:

    I hope you feel you can get it out to be heard, MBC.

    Liked by 1 person

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