tagPoetry With AudioThey Could Have Spoken

They Could Have Spoken

byjazm49©

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By keeping silent, disturbing nothing,
they hoped to slip past catastrophe.
But their timidity earned them no reprieve.

Disaster, in a multitude of ways,
felled both the meek and the mighty
without flattering distinctions.

They could have spoken as they pleased.

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