Touchy Subjects

Touchy Subjects

We cannot speak of family matters,
dare not speak of sex.
If we name things that we desire,
it’s sure to bring a hex.
Politics? Religion? They really are taboo.
In short, there’s hardly anything I can discuss with you.

Perhaps if we learned languages
that we could speak with hands—
expressions spoken by the deaf
or certain foreign lands,
we’d dare to speak of matters not uttered by the tongue,
and all these censored topics would no longer go unsung.

If we could say everything
that chanced across our mind––
subjects that are touchy,
volatile, unkind––
all those niggling topics formerly kept quiet?
I’ve no doubt the outcome would be chaos, warfare, riot!

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

5 thoughts on “Touchy Subjects

  1. hirundine608

    Maybe, yet I’ve always believed that talking about things, was better than suppressing them? I did not find suitable alliteration to reply to that.

    It’s too bad that politics and religion become such fuses. Especially when society is controlled through them both. It’s humorous the way religion is taken seriously, yet God is often taken lightly. Hahaha! The blame is usually heaped on Mother Nature. Cheers Jamie

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