Do You Know How Dangerous It Is?

by | Jun 17, 2024 | It's Complex...PTSD | 1 comment

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Do You Know How Dangerous It Is?


Do you know how dangerous it is

to speak aloud in the presence of adults?


To not know there are things that go

bump in the night?


To not know that monsters are real?


Though they masquerade as people.


How dangerous it is  that you will never know when you stand shoulder to shoulder with a monster in human clothing.


Ignorance is bliss, but there is danger in that bliss,

turning your back on the truth,

though it’s hard to face it fully

but more dangerous to pretend it doesn’t exist at all.


You know how dangerous it is to

speak clearly and loudly?


To educate yourself?

Then turn your knowledge into a weapon that changes the world?


The pen is mightier than the sword.


Words live on forever,


as the sword blades rust,


disappearing forever,


Even the gash left behind in the earth


will eventually be lost.


But the words are there to tell the tale


of the invisible wounds.  


 You know how dangerous it is to hold onto beliefs

that are unpopular?


To wage war on the common or normal?


To counter the things that are supposed to be simply

from having been that way?


To never question the status quo.


Do you know how dangerous it is to be silent?

To make yourself small

in hopes you will be forgotten or overlooked?


Hoping that danger will pass you by through your inaction and fear.


Turning a blind eye to silence,

lips closed when they should scream.


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Check Out My Other Writing

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1 Comment

  1. Kayla Solinsky

    Talia, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this blog and for inviting people to follow your 365 day journey. I am looking forward to cheering you on daily. Woo!!!


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