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The Whisper – (Rispetto Challenge #68 & #69)

It is tough to lift your voice in a riot,

It may be a challenge to keep safe the peace,

As your silence sounds deafeningly quiet,

When you really want something to stop or cease.


A whisper, however, might well lend its power,

Matched with a quizzical, curious glower,

To stop dead all those, who are loosing their head,

And foster a demur dialogue instead.


Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels

Post inspired by MMA’s Rispetto Challenge #68 Silence & #69 Challenge. Click through for the rules if you, too, would like to join in …


  1. Your poem is as realistic as modern situations today. Breaking silence amidst injustice and authoritarianism is a thing of courage. Your free verse worth my time of reading. Great!


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