There Is No Virtue In Silence by Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)
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Courage

You engage me sturdy
Head on
Outstretched bright.
Silence yearning
Show fists with all your might.

I charge forth
With brutal barge
I don’t take flight.
Challenged heavy
I have the courage to fight,

I shall not falter
Nor tumble down
For hollow plight.
My freedom
I will hold on to this tight.

Yearning stance
Bound by thrust
Not to your delight.
I’ll stand my ground
I will have my right.

Featured in Pink Panther Magazine and Published Blog 16/03/2011
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  • WolfSoul
    WolfSoulabout 4 years ago

    Excellent stand, all will have their right unbeknown…great image to go with the words ;

  • Yikes,, I had this taken three years ago… not pretty but perfectly fits the words lol, thank you so much WolfSoul- this is what I come up with from this morning… lets say I had a virtual run :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • svondwemyx
    svondwemyxabout 4 years ago

    beautiful and strong…stand your ground!

  • Thank you so much indeed, I was hoping to flip my day up with this one – it worked!

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • kimangeline
    kimangelineabout 4 years ago

    powerful expression :)

  • Kimangeline thank you so much for popping over to this little bit of RB and leaving this lovely comment

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsabout 4 years ago

    Yes, I’ve just read the word seperately on your other post unbeknown and yes, this image fits them well

  • Thank you so much George, I appreciate the continued support you give to my work. I hope you are well?

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 4 years ago

    Very nice work!!!

  • Welcome to my RB pages, thank you so much for your time to view and your comment, it is appreciated

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsabout 4 years ago

    no idea where the hell you get the “not Pretty” thing from

    you have a fab face which shows your courage

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Thanks CLIPICs for your time to view this one and you comments – much appreciated indeed

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 4 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thank you so much LoneAngel for your continued support and lovely comment – I appreciate it very much :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • chili
    chiliabout 4 years ago

    Well i wouldnt fight you! reminds me of a Russian ‘workers’ poster, they always had strong looking women in them….that doesnt sound like a compliment really, but it is.

  • Cheers for stopping by Chili ! Worker… fight… lol – good job I know what you mean! You’re a northerner too! She says whilst flexing her muscles… "more spinach Olivisk…. :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago


    This is a self portrait I am assuming.
    You look fierce…like you are certain…
    …and about to roar…
    like a lioness! :)

  • Thank you Lacey so much, three years ago… grown my hair somewhat since then. I was inspired by the words a wonderful fellow redbubbler to have faith that all will come around, can and will do. Hence the confident unveiling. :) Glad you like this one – I didn’t want people to think it was pretentious… more making a statement of confidence that I felt a few days ago x

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • oema
    oemaabout 4 years ago

    your words: “there is no virtue in silence” speak to my soul. I have been waiting on a problem that I’ve been unable to solve, and your words have completed the circle for me. I thought I used to know this (no virtue in silence), then I spoke my mind in a very touchy family situation, and the ties were cut, and I became unsure of myself (maybe I should learn to keep my big mouth shut?) But your words here have affirmed to me what I always thought was true. Thank you for what this piece means to me, and I applaud you for what this piece means to you. Excellent photo, your spirit shines strong, and excellent write as well. Peace, friend. X

  • Thank you so much dab for your time and continued support – you know the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life was not taking heed of this – my own words.

    Self persecution through silence is not the answer I found, however, it may keep the boat steady for others. Being free of burden by letting go does take courage. Some people would argue that the moral thing to do (if what you have to say will upset people) is say nothing.

    I would be inclined to agree on minor and unimportant things in life, we do need to embrace the knowledge of when to step back, just as much as stepping forwards. Never to the detriment of your well being or the well being of others though, we should never be silenced.

    Be strong in the knowledge that your instincts are right, your heart is in the right place and something is always better than nothing… nothing worse than regret in doing nothing when you could have done something.

    I’m giving you a virtual hug here dab. Much peace to you too, friend x

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

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