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truth over silence

truth over silence

I am not

a peacekeeper

I am a truth seeker…

I do not keep the peace

at all costs

because I see that “peace”

in the eyes of the ones

broken by your silence

So I seek truth

and speak truth

and watch your shadow

as you walk away

or see your anger showing

as you create

noise and disharmony

with your words that

you toss carelessly

on earth, online

at people

at those you hate

without ever glimpsing

their souls

So I walk on with my words

and sing truth so others

may dance to the beat

of hope

–Chris Pepple ©2022

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