The Unknown

from by Robert Oakes

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there is a silent space between
each word
between what we say and what we mean
what is said and heard

it's so hard for us to speak
our truth
because it leaves us feeling weak

but you and i can speak in silence
we share this fear of the unknown
but keep this fear from becoming violence
i know we both feel so alone

we fill our heads with big ideas
to make us feel strong
and then we prize them more than life
even if they're wrong

but if you stare into the sun
it will blind you
to all the colors of the world

but you and i...


from Heart Broken Open, released May 15, 2009



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