Poem 264

Dishonest Silence

I’m being torn apart
Hiding my identity
Keeping secret my beliefs.
Constantly biting my tongue
In interests of peace.
Dishonesty I’m practicing
Is haunting my sleep.
Terror of truth
Is spawning nightmares.
What can I do
To this conflict?
What is right
To work for peace by surrendering speech?
Or to speak my truth
Risk consequences unforeseen?
To speak
Or not to speak?
That is my question
In these days of polar opposition.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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