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They say words can never hurt you.

Silence does a better job.
Another little thought I've had for a while. Sometimes, the best way to hurt someone's feelings is not to say anythng at all. You don't even have to break a sweat. :shrug:
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silent-at-heart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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silent-at-heart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome lol :)
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured 8-29-14 on Multhaiku's Twitter page at @GenreHaiku. :heart:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy cry (Tears of joy) Thanks for everything! 

No way...thank you so much! :heart: :hug: :love:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Even though you intended/classified it as prose, we at Multhaiku couldn't resist and had to have it in our gallery.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes. :heart:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you approve! :heart:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite agree that this is sometimes very true. I've been in a few of those situations. Very clever and relatable. Congrats on the DLR!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, there are a lot of examples where it isn't so cut and dry. That's the thing about pithy little statements or aphorisms. They aren't always true 100% of the time.

Thank you so much, and for the feature as well! :rose:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Writer
Congrats on the DLR "Pick of the Day"! You wrote this very well and wrote the truth. Thanks.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! I really didn't expect it would make such an impact.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Writer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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Jens-Mueller Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Short, intense and very powerfull.
Well done and definitely the truth!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you kindly, I'm happy it resonated with you!
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C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
Powerful and true
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014

Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLR (Daily Literature Recognitions) and has been selected as our “Pick of the Day”. It is featured in a news article here and on our main page.


Keep writing and keep creating.

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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:thanks: :iconthankyousignplz:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
except in the Geico commercial
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: Sure!
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Leah084 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
no kidding
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Asterlia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
So true! Sometimes silence is terribly worse.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes, it is :iconsadtruthplz:
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow. oh i know how true this is. 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't we all? :(
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cality Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this definitely hits hard. The bluntness of the sentences works really well, too. :clap:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your insight :aww:
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cality Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :glomp:
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I believe it's called "the silent treatment".
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's one way of putting it! :nod:
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Demonic-Fantasy Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Very powerful in a few simple words. 
Great job. :clap: 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'm pleased you like it :iconbowplz:
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White-Hand Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very true!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, and for the :+fav: as well :aww:
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White-Hand Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are weclome.
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GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Writer
Damn straight! 
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   General Artist
It's only a weapon when you allow it to be. Sadly, I had a friend who used it to hurt me a lot, until I stopped caring. I realized their lack of communication with me was a loss to them. Instead, I found those who did want to listen to me. Now that person wants to be heard, and a part of my life again, I have little time for them. My silence is not done to hurt them, but simply that I would rather take that precious time to talk with those who appreciate my company.

Though I guess this should be clarified to mean deliberate silence. I'm terrible at communicating with people these days due to crazy life. But I make an effort and I think those who truly care about me know that and don't hold it against me.

Interesting poem. Food for thought.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that's true. :hmm:

But still, it's easier said than done. Not letting silence hurt you, that is. I mean, if it's the person you are involved with as more than a friend, for example. It's hard not to let the silent treatment get to you. 

BT, DT

Well, yeah, that's kind of the point of the piece. That's the problem with aphorisms/proverbs/expressions. Like all catchy words, they can be simplistic. My dad once told me an expression "There is no bigger liar than a proverb". Ironically, that is a proverb in itself, haha.

But yeah, that's what I mean by "Silence does a better job". It's more like snubbing, giving the cold shoulder.

I'm struggling through the same thing myself right now. There are so many people I keep meaning to stay in touch with despite the pressures of life. University hasn't been too kind there.

I'm sure that they don't hold it against you. I know I don't.

Thank you for your input though. I'm wondering whether I should change the wording now. Might make it less proverb-like but at least it will make more sense.
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polarpoisson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
well said!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! 
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Ain't that the truth. 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Certainly something I've noticed :nod:
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half-pixieman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Writer
Perfection
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you!
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Hades-Flower Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Brilliant. Concise and razor sharp.  Silence is a weapon that some people use as a power play. I've written a raft of poems about it myself.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed they do. I've definitely experienced that.

Thank you for your comments!
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Honestly-Not Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, this hit hard and in so few words! I love poems that have such a punch like this one.
You've wasted no words, each one drives the message home and I LOVE it! Well done, well done.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! That's just...not gonna lie, that really makes me happy! Thank you!
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Honestly-Not Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Writer
You're so welcome! You deserve it.
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