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The Sound of Silence

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Emmy
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0 posted 07-08-99 05:22 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

It's been a long time, years since they've spoken
It's obvious now that the bond has been broken
Two lovers, who once had so much to say
don't know what to do when it's not that way
It's painfully awkward, it's been too long...
They both try to talk, but it all comes out wrong
So they stand, not speaking, even the air seems to still
And enters a prescence no words can fill

It is the sound of silence

A girl's cries echo from a bathroom stall
As bright red blood drips down the surrounding walls
She slit her wrists, this is HER blood she shed
Life got hard, and she thought she was better off dead
But now she realizes she doesn't want to die
And this is the cause of her heart-wrenching cries
"Please God, if you let me live, I won't do it again, I swear!"
But the only response to her desperate prayer

is the sound of silence

The slam of the door tells her her husband is home
And tonight, like all other nights, he is stoned
and when he is stoned, God, does he get mad...
She still has scars from other fights they've had
So now as this drunk monster staggers into her room
Fright grips her heart, tonight may seal her doom
And the only sound as she fears for her life,
the only sound before danger strikes,

is the sound of silence

It's a miracle this man has lasted so long, no one seems to know how
But finally it's his time to go, it'll be any moment now
This man seems to know that heaven awaits
and soon he will be greeted by those pearly gates
What a pity though, that he has to die all alone
surrounded by a solitude that hurts his very bones
and now as he succombs to the grips of death
the only sound as he takes his last breath

is the sound of silence

The sound of silence is one we've all heard
It's not simply lack of noise or words
It's a sound of it's own, which is known to all
It can make the loudest noises seem so small
It's the noise that fills even the quietest place
Heaven forbid you meet it face to face
For it strikes fear in the hearts of even the most proud
and leaves you to wonder how silence can be so loud

Hark! The sound of silence!



[This message has been edited by Emmy (edited 07-08-99).]
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Genea
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1 posted 07-08-99 05:45 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

eerie, especially the 2nd and 3rd stanzas
Aly
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2 posted 07-08-99 08:30 PM       View Profile for Aly   Email Aly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aly

weird! That wuz sad! But very good! !


ME
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 07-09-99 12:55 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Silence can be an insidious beast and your words have captured it well. Long may you make the noice that keeps it at bay.
blueloon
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4 posted 07-09-99 01:02 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

Silence echoes the truth within. Let it ring.

blueloon
azblond
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5 posted 07-09-99 01:57 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

This is a wonderful story, filled with emotion and depth. It confirmes that sometimes the most eerie noise is...The Sound of Silence. Well Done.

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Let my words fall first upon deaf ears before a closed mind...
Emmy
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6 posted 07-09-99 09:31 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

Thank you all for your responses... they mean a lot to me. Genea-- eerie was the feeling I was trying to get across; I'm glad I succeeded Aly-- yes, it was sad, but the truth... I wrote this poem at a time in my life when the silence is sometimes deafening... Andrew & blueloon-- sometimes the struggle to keep away silence is a tough one; but we all will work, because silence (and yes, the truth) is something we fear the most... azblond-- thank you... I've had this poem idea in my mind for a long time and it's encouraging to have people respond when I've finally been able to put it on paper. To all: I'm working on putting an end to the silence pervading my life's atmosphere at the moment... I believe that I can make enough noise to drive away silence for us all!
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