Sunday, April 24, 2011

National Poetry Month 2011, Day #23: Can You Keep It Down

Don't scream it.

Use your indoor voice.

Pay attention to the words,
not so much what you're saying
but how you're saying it.

Use your diaphram,
if you know where it is,
if you know what it is.

You have the tools.
If you use them well,
people will listen.
The words won't even matter.

If you scream it,
it's just noise.
I'm sure you have the best intentions,
but, I ask,
when you feel that passion
rising up,
threatening to tower over
its own goals,

can you keep it down?

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