It’s okay to shut up

17 Mar


Why be, if you cannot just be?

why look, if you cannot see?

why bother, if you do not care?

keep your foot in your mouth,

if you want to be fair.

You do not always have to speak.

It is not a rule that you must engage.

If pretension of attention is what you seek,

then join a musical, if you desire a stage.

But you can leave me the hell out of it.

As I didn’t ask to be the butt of your joke.

You could probably remove the foot now,

although I’d love to see you choke.



© 2018 Joseph Emerson @


Posted by on March 17, 2018 in My day, poetry, Uncategorized, writing


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15 responses to “It’s okay to shut up

  1. erroneouschoices

    March 16, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Nice last line

    Liked by 3 people

  2. soulpleasingwords

    March 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm


    Liked by 3 people

  3. Marie Abanga

    March 17, 2018 at 2:55 am

    It sure is, and yes me too will love to see some choke hahaha

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Jay Kaushal

    March 17, 2018 at 8:23 am

    My god! this sounded like a rap. Just put the beats in.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 17, 2018 at 8:27 am

      haha. Thanks, a lot of my stuff has a beat in my head as it’s hitting the paper. It’s the musician in me, my first love is music. I think everything I do has a rhythm to it…. like washing dishes or walking lol thanks so much for reading and stopping in 👍

      Liked by 4 people

  5. leegschrift

    March 17, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Oh dear, now I have to play in a musical. Pfff.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. toinspireus

    March 17, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Whoa! I’m sharing this. I love it.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. P R Dudi Kurada

    March 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Please like and follow my blog

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Zovi

    March 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Wow! Loved this 💕

    Liked by 1 person


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