Touching on the Sensitive

You have set out
On a path of scars and tears
To bring a subject
That delves in shadows
Into the light
Whether people wish to speak
Or ignore the social plight
Using fiction as your soapbox
Weaving the taboo
Into the grand adventure
Either as the core
Or an issue from the side
You are determined
To get the conversation started
The risk is high
Silence is utter failure
Mindless shrieking is a dud
You seek speech
On a topic we shun and hide
Out of fear of ugliness
That thrives in humanity
Some will turn away
Looking for other pastures
Where the taboo remains sealed
Their departures crudely declared
Others will send thanks
As they see a hero
Survive a plight they know too well

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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17 Responses to Touching on the Sensitive

  1. Staci Troilo says:

    Strong stuff, Charles.


  2. Well told, Charles.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Wow. Now that certainly is apt! Very powerful!


  4. Jennie says:

    Wow! Powerful, Charles.


  5. Some declare crudely and some thank you… So true! We tend to focus on those first ones, but the ones who appreciate us are the ones we should be focused on.


  6. meenawalia says:

    Speaking about the taboo issues are bound to bring wrath of some but being silent on such issues is also a sin.Brave message.God bless!!


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