The Silence That Shouts

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Mike Utley of Silent Pariah. Mike has nearly complete hearing loss, but lives in a rural area with few if any deaf support services. Hence, the internet is his way of communicating with the world. And communicate he does — his poetry and photography speak volumes. Mike is not silent, and he is no pariah.

Silent Pariah

(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley

(#193)

ursine winter’s claws
rend and tear and desecrate
yellow petals fall

…..

(#194)

this endless winter
memories of sunflowers
as the cities burn

…..

(#195)

children shall run free
in gilded sunflower fields
when this winter ends

…..

(#196)

glowing sunflowers
where there is light there is hope
we stand with Ukraine

…..

(#197)

sunflower seeds
plant the gardens of healing
watered with tears

…..

(#198)

cowards who start wars
shall die in ignominy
putin’s legacy

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to The Silence That Shouts

  1. Mike U. says:

    Thanks so much, Mitch. I’m truly honored to be recognized by you as your featured blogger this week. It really means a lot to me. Many thanks! 🙂 Also, I want to add that I have several Isaac Air Freight albums from back in the day, so this makes this reblog even more special to me! Thanks again! 🙂

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  2. Pingback: “Featured Blogger of the Week” at Mitch Teemley’s The Power of Story Blog – Silent Pariah

  3. jbh42 says:

    Great job and thanks for recommending!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. revruss1220 says:

    He is really good! Thanks for letting your part of the world know about him. He hits the nail squarely on the head. Just like you so often do.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Terveen Gill says:

    Mike writes so beautifully. His work speaks for itself and I can only add that he is remarkably talented. His words and pictures deserve to be featured. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. A wonderful feature, Mitch. Mike is turning into one of my go-to bloggers with his beautiful photography and poetry. A great share.

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