Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>>>I know why a dumb fights for freedom of speech


The man of eloquence
With all the aptness of words
And craft of speech
Silently sits on the fence
Holding his tongue tight
And see the fun when tasteless
Jokes being cracked upon
The poor, weak and downtrodden.


But the dumb knows
Neither rest nor respite
Until he shoots his shouts
Throws his disgust and anger
Through the language of his body
With the help of gesture
Against the filth, lies
Deception and injustice of an oppressor

The man of rhetoric
As if he knows neither the value
Or the power of his logic
His being mute is conspicuously inauspicious
As if he never joined to earn
The right of freedom of speech

Whereas, the dumb man
Knows the meaning of sound
The value of the words
So he tries to articulate them
With utmost care and sincerity
Whenever he sees a slightest opportunity
Against an unjust or a wrong
As he knows speech is a special gift
Either from nature or from god.


But the man with gift of the gab
Wastes it when he holds his piece
Or misuses it when he spreads
Hatred and blatant lies in fear, in greed.

Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/26/2013 10:08:00 PM)

    Dumb one knows the reality and the gifted one wastes his tongue. Beautiful rendering. Your second edition can be an independent one on its own. (Report) Reply

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