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The Silence is Deafening

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Tara Simms
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0 posted 11-11-1999 08:55 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms


The Silence is Deafening

Where are my babies tonight?
Empty beds,
missing the lumps I know to be them.
Will peaceful dreams rule their slumber
or will the night be filled with monsters?
Does he know how to keep
the demons of their sleep at bay?

The wailing in my heart
threatens to spill into the hush.
How do you hold in heartbreak?
Pain echoes off the walls.
Why do I muffle the sounds with my pillow
when there is no one to hear them?
My body shudders
As my cries ricochet through vacant rooms.

I long to hear them:
Fighting, playing, laughing.
Anything to drown out
The quiet.
This silence is deafening.


© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-11-1999 08:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very good, Tara. I can relate to this one. I enjoyed this and found it to be very powerful.

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Denise

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2 posted 11-11-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for startin_fresh

Your poem is more than emptiness.. its loss You are very strong at giving that gut wrenching effect.. you know the feeling I can only state it as when you are hurting deeply of a loss,a death, or a lost love. As with all your work I find this very clear and descriptive allowing the reader the feeling of the anguish you felt.

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Courage is the price that life exacts
for granting peace with yourself.
--Amelia Earhart


moonmoon
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3 posted 11-11-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon


This poem tore right into my heart Tara...A vivid portrayal of despair and agony..Sorry you had to go through that my friend ...I am so relieved and glad that your kids are back where they belong...(((hugs)))

Excellent as always...

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 11-11-1999 09:57 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very powerful and very touching Tara....I'm glad your babies are back in your arms
Hugs
Ruth
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5 posted 11-11-1999 10:01 PM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

sweet Tara, the bittersweet message in your words tug at this Mom's heart.

Your gift is something special, so glad to be a part of it.

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Poet deVine
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6 posted 11-11-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent poem, Tara! It's something moms all over the world face when they have to share custody of their kids. Perhaps you should go to "Parents Without Partners" and share this message!
Balladeer
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7 posted 11-11-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is very special, Tara.....as you are.
Tara Simms
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8 posted 11-11-1999 10:38 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Denise and Balladeer, thank you.
Shawn, "gut wrenching"-- good choice of words, that's how it felt.
moonmoon, Ruth, and Julie: I'm so glad my boys are back! All is right with my world once again.
PDV, thanks, I had never thought of looking into PWP for support. I may follow up on your suggestion.
DreamEvil
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9 posted 11-11-1999 11:01 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

At times, I suupose it is indeed deafening. Excellent verse and sentiment my friend.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Tara Simms
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10 posted 11-12-1999 10:36 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you, Dream.
Nan
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11 posted 11-13-1999 08:19 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is a wonderful poem - but not as wonderful as the feeling you had when you had them back, I'd bet.... God Bless, Tara...
Pepper
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The strong emotions of this piece got to this mothers' heart too Tara....excellent verse.......

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

Tara Simms
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13 posted 11-13-1999 05:31 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you Nan and Pepper. Your comments mean a lot to me.
Deli
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14 posted 11-13-1999 06:27 PM       View Profile for Deli   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Deli

Tara, This was wonderful. To be able to convey feelings so encompassing as this is an awesome gift and I am so grateful you choose to share it with me.
Tara Simms
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15 posted 11-13-1999 06:37 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Deli! I knew if I kept sending you these url's you'd join!

And thank you for your comment!
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