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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Silence

 

 

Of all languages

Silence is my most favorite

The language of unsaid things

Of broken dreams

Of new dreams

Of defiance

Of resilience

Of empathy

Of solidarity

Of persuasion

Of narration

Of the many stories

Of subjugation

Of pain

Of wounds

Of healing

Silence -- The language of all possibilities

The language that defies words

 

Unlike others

It does not have

Complicated grammar

No difficult rules

To adhere to

No particular textbooks

To abide by

No special schools

To attend

No mandatory number of

Years to spend

Before one may speak

Or understand fully

No academy acting as an

Official authority

On the language

Not marked along the

Boundaries of different

Cultures and communities

Not geographically bound either

With native speakers

Like me

Spread all across the world

It connects us all

No wonder then

It's my favorite language of all

 

I am a proud speaker of

Silence

 

                       —Prerna Bakshi