Wallace Dean LaBenne


Professor, therapist, author and poet.

Your silence maybe quiescence
or lack of living breath.
Perhaps it shows morbidity or godforsaken death.

Your silence maybe ignorance
or lack of common sense.
Perhaps it shows st*pidity or godforsaken mense.

Your silence maybe diffidence
or lack of simple truth.
Perhaps it shows ill breeding or godforsaken couth.

Your silence maybe repugnance
or lack of amity.
Perhaps it shows repulsiveness or godforsaken plea.

Your silence maybe sufferance
or lack of covenant.
Perhaps it shows mean bigotry or godforsaken brunt.

Your silence maybe negligence
or lack of courtesy.
Perhaps it shows indifference or godforsaken spree.

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