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Talk is Cheap, Silence is Golden

Some thoughts, poem, right?

By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago • Updated 2 months ago • 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Talk is Cheap, Silence is Golden
Photo by Ernie A. Stephens on Unsplash

Talk is cheap

Silence is golden

Think before you spray

But never hold back

Just always be careful

But don't hold it in

Don't overeat

Don't undereat

Food isn't love

But love is food

Money isn't everything

But work hard

Get a good job, good house

Good car, PS5

But possessions aren't everything

A good heart these days

is hard to find

Money can't buy


But we all like gifts

Life is a gift

Don't waste it

Live your dreams

But don't hurt people

If there is crossover


Start again


Thanks for reading!

Author's Notes: Guess, I've not written for a while or at least published and written or the other way around. So here.

You can also check out these other bits and pieces, you know, if you want, no gun to your head:

And take a gander at my profile here.

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into all writing I publish.

Self-pubished books and etsy store coming soon!

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson


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  • Chey B. 2 months ago

    It was short, yet insightful. I liked how the play on words were relatable as it painted a picture of the balance between speaking up and the power of silence.

  • Atomic Historian2 months ago


  • RM Stockton2 months ago

    I love this, Paul. Well done!

  • Joe Patterson2 months ago

    A great return to form. Congratulations on top story.

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    This is wonderful, Paul. The over riding thing I get from your words is to always be kind.!! Well done and congrats on Top Story

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Read before etc but nice work on your Top story! ☺️🎉

  • Nice!! Back to say congratulations 🥳 🥳🥳

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    This could be the Liberal party's manifesto. 😊 Seriously, it is clever how contained I feel reading this. Line lines of frayed nerves. Congratulations on top story!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    There ya go. Congrats on the TS.

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Love the title and the overall message! “think before you spray” lol. It reminds me when someone flips a little spit your way when they talk… it happens to all of us on both ends. I always wonder if they saw it too 😅. Congrats, Paul

  • Carol Townend2 months ago

    This is really good, and well done on your top story! I love how the pattern of rhyme flows through your poem.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!!! Perfect performance contradictions poem!!! Loving it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Poppy2 months ago

    This is awesome! So accurate and relatable. Congrats on top story

  • Thank you for these reminders of wisdom! 🧡

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    Well done and congrats!

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    *sighs* Oh, the contradictions. Congrats on Top Story. I love the photo you chose to go with :)

  • Onah chidera2 months ago

    Nice writing ❤️ I think I really need to work on mine

  • Dana Stewart2 months ago

    Love this! Congratulations on the Top Story Paul!

  • RM Stockton2 months ago

    I love it. A well-deserved TS! Congratulations, Paul!

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Stopping back by to say, "Congratulations!"

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work! Fantastic ❤️💙🩵

  • Stephanie Hoogstad2 months ago

    What a great poem about life’s contradictions and trying to strike a balance amidst it all! I could really feel the whiplash pace of the modern world in the way you wrote the poem. Congrats on the Top Story!

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  • Donna Renee2 months ago

    Congrats, Paul!! Racking up the donuts today 🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩

  • Donna Fox (HKB)2 months ago

    This was so well written!! I love the stream of consciousness sort of feel to it and your rhyme scheme!! Great piece to be recognized as a Top Story! Congratulations, Paul!

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