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What can be said about the madness within silence?

There are a thousand things I could say about this
and for this reason I choose to say nothing.

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What can be said about the madness within silence? by 

My (un)fruitful meditations.


irony, satire, silence, torment, relationships

I’m a tireless spirit who strives to uncover humanity’s heartbeat through poetry & prose. My vision is to leave a legacy of words that will imprint a pathway for future generations. As a metro-Detroit writer & Solstice MFA in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College student, it’s critical I’m active & thriving in my community through multiple creative outlets. I’m Executive Editor of Pink Panther Magazine, which promotes multicultural art & poetry concerned with today’s feminist issues.

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  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 3 years ago

    Say nothing that’s mad lol

  • I know, right. (chuckle) These lines came to me while I prepared my lunch, and the profound irony could not be ignored. :)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Luisa Zajko
    Luisa Zajkoalmost 3 years ago

    Are you defining helplessness? :(
    I <3 you.

  • I’m leaning more toward lack of influence combined with lack of aggressive action. You know me: I avoid victim labels like I avoid drinking milk (melk… buahaha) I <3 you, too, xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • DeeLishess
    DeeLishessalmost 3 years ago

    Short, but potent! More could be added, but it doesn’t have to be. I really really like this, and I can relate well!

  • I thought about building something around it, but the element of surprise would have been lost that way so I left it. Glad you like it. :) xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 3 years ago

    I have two quotes for you on silence. The first is this one…

    “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    Martin Luthor King Jr.

    and this one…

    “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers,”
    Kahlil Gibran

    Great words to ponder Jenifer, yours as well. LOL

  • What wonderful examples. It’s all really great food for thought. :) xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 3 years ago

    I LOVE this – how very clever and profound you are.

  • Me and this mind… I always love when you enjoy my writing. xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • pegesus
    pegesusalmost 3 years ago

    congratulations…you have been featured in Heart and Soul…for a job well done

  • Thank you, xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacalmost 3 years ago

    not saying anything speaks volumes
    peace for you always, jenifer

  • Sometimes it does, Andrea, sometimes it certainly does. xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • abigcat
    abigcatalmost 3 years ago


  • :)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 3 years ago

    the ironic simplicity is perfect :))

  • Thanks Red. :) xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

    We would love to hear your thoughts on the magazine, so it would be lovely if you could *click on the banner to go straight to the forum and let us know what you think. Link to Forum

    You can view the magazine online HERE

    or buy a printed version HERE

    Huge congratulations from all of us in the editorial team.


  • Thanks Anna. Lots of love, xox

    – Jenifer DeBellis

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