Today’s Daily Inklings prompt is ‘falsely accused’.


Anger used to be silent,

dark-faced and sullen,

not a roaring fire,

just smoke from an unknown source.

I know now it was hurt,

hurt too deep to be spoken,

too deep to be heard,

explained, cajoled away.

Mute accusations burrowed beneath the skin.

How can you fight silence?


Anger flares rarely now and when it does,

it lights the sky with Latin histrionics.

Things get broken and doors slam.

Do you remember the old times

when we were feeling our way in the dark?

When there seemed to be so much to forgive?

Best not.

Let it go.

Embrace the flames.




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

7 thoughts on “Mute”

  1. Embrace the flames
    Let it vent out
    Let anger dissipate
    And pollute the world
    Or we manage
    Silent sulking
    Ominus brooding
    Kill the festering wound
    And share
    Pains and laugh alike
    What are friends for

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