When You Can’t Let the Truth Out

You need to silence those who seek to expose all those dark deeds. You trust nothing but your fist, the barrel of a gun, the whisperers of deceit. You surround yourself with others who either share your fear or who fear you enough to stay in line. Those who show they have a mind of their own are easy targets for your venom. You sit on your throne of bones. You tell yourself you are just because you are mighty. You need not explain your actions. They speak for themselves.

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About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

One response to “When You Can’t Let the Truth Out

  • Dawn Copley-Lindsey

    I LOVE YOUR THOUGHTS ! You are a brilliant , bountiful , and beautiful artist ! You are also a special person to express such powerful feelings from your soul. ” Silence will not protect you . ” — Audre Lorde. Jim – my dear friend – I am at wonder and delight with your success!!! I want to buy all of your books and I will soon. I have just moved so I have not spoken on Goodreads for some time. Meanwhile , You are a blessed poet ! My dear friend – God bless you & I hope to write more to you soon … Love, prayers , and happiness … Dawn Copley-Lindsey

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