Silence Is Not An Option

Face the repugnant sinister minds of harmful iniquity; don’t sweep it away.

Don’t allow such monstrous viciousness to further damage our surroundings.

“The Rock cries out to us today, You may stand upon me, But do not hide your face.”

Speak, yell, interrupt and revolt, but don’t give way to this blemish that will tarnish the soul of the universe.

The return to that which once existed will be unavailable; if all don’t stand upon the rock and use its fortitude to endure the impending chaos.

Use its unreasoning strength to break the incoming wave of annilation; not just for the rich or poor, thin or thick, healthy or sick, but for all breathing beings.

Silence is as detrimental and strong as the water that takes eons to mold any rock.

Children of the universe be upright secure impenetrable rocks, rail against all wrongs.

 A dVerse Challenge to write a 144 prose using the line from the 1993 Clinton inauguration poem from Maya Angelo.

 The Rock cries out to us today, You may stand upon me, But do not hide your face.

Maya Angelou, “On the Pulse of Morning” (excerpt) from On the Pulse of Morning. Copyright © 1993 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)