Posted on September 10, 2017
I remain quiet when there is nothing else to say. I remain quiet when my thought are going against me. I remain quiet although you keep talking. I remain quiet in fear that you will stop talking. I remain quiet as I look around my surrounds in hope of an escape. I remain quiet because that stop you from telling lies about me. I remain quiet when you disrespect my whole existence. I remain quiet when my hand is itching towards your face. I remain quiet when I am thinking. I remain quiet when you don’t seem to need my advice. I remain quiet with a smile on my face, because my advice could’ve helped you. I remain quiet when my voice is echoing in my mind. I remain quiet while my thoughts piles up into a huge mess. I remain quiet while people are placing me in a stereotype. I remain quiet because that is my right. I remain quiet because it seems that everything I say will be used against in the court of own my home. I remain quiet in order to become invisible.I remain quiet because I am invisible.
We tend to judge others because of our assumptions of them..But we never know what others are thinking or what they’re going through. Which is why the “remain quiet” because what’s the whole point in speaking when we already assume that we know them better than they know themselves. Just as the image above illustrates, we are bonding the person in black tape that signifies our judgment of them. The closer we bond them, the more they remain silent. Have you ever heard of never judge a book by its cover? Well, never judge a person based on their cover. We wouldn’t want to be judged by a person that never once spoke to us. No one should feel like being invisible and quiet is the only way that they wouldn’t be judged by all those that are around them. But the sad truth is that we will be judged everywhere we go. So we have to fight against it.
I remain quiet when there is nothing else to say. But I will make a sound because that is my natural right. I won’t remain quiet because I am better than who you believe that I am. I will not make your judgement hurt me anymore.