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Silence

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-13-2000 09:39 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Silence

Silence is a killer of a pain
It shatters all my dreams in restless night
It breaks up soft melodic sound of rain
And overpowers summer's thunderous light

Nothing in the world could hurt me more
Than cutting off the lifeline of my soul
I'd rather hear the sound of nevermore
Than silent words to fill an empty hole

Why is it some will never understand
That there's a fragile web among the souls
Intricately touching every man
Offering inclusion in the whole

Umbilical connections round the world
Breathing life and love into the vein
A simple gesture or a single word
Can sometimes rid the spirit of its pain

Is it the simple ego of the man
Who thinks he hasn't time to send a word
Does he not know that any word at all
Could be the sweetest music ever heard

Elizabeth Santos
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Michael
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1 posted 01-13-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

The Roaring Silence I have heard it called.  It can be deafening to the emotions.

"I'd rather hear the sound of nevermore"

Well said. Elizabeth, So much can come from just a few words, indeed.  Great poem.


Michael
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2 posted 01-13-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Liz, what a wonderful poem with so much meaning , I believe in silence it helps to heal , Great work  
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3 posted 01-13-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Elizabeth...
Denise
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4 posted 01-13-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! Excellent, Elizabeth! Just a word is sometimes all it takes!  

 Denise

Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 01-13-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You are absolutely right,
And I do not take delight,
In saying I am remiss.
And could I offer you a kiss?
And then perhaps start anew.
With just a merci beaucoups.
An excellent poem Loved it.
Love Sy
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6 posted 01-13-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Silence can be deafening..Liz, beautifully executed....left me in thought...

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


Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 01-13-2000 02:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Michael, It seems like you know what I'm talking about.

Whiskey and Suthern, Thank you for commenting on this poem

Denise, Yep, sometimes just a "Hi"

Sy, Don't worry yourself over this poem. It was actually inspired by First-Knight and if he reads it, he will understand it well.
But I'll just take the kiss and run!
Liz

Pepper, Thanks
Silence is awful, so how about I call you soon?
Liz
Parker
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8 posted 01-13-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Great poem Elizabeth, very thoughful, sometimes I feel the quiet is too lonely a place.
Nate Dogg
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9 posted 01-13-2000 05:55 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Very thought-provoking poem, Liz. Indeed, the power of silence is all those things you've explained.

 Nathan
Martie
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10 posted 01-13-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

The sound of silence is so loud Liz--call me.
Loved this poem and your wisdom of words.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 01-13-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Haleyja and Nate, Sounds like both of you have heard the sound of silence. Thanks for your comments

Martie, Thank you for your kind words. I'll try again tonight. I'll e-mail you first to get you off the web!
Liz
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12 posted 01-13-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

"Fools, said I
You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence"

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Anne
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13 posted 01-13-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

Loneliness can be devestating.  Utterly beautiful poem!
Grandma Jo
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Sometimes silence can be worse than the most horrifying of words. This is beautiful.  
Rus Bowden
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Hi Elizabeth,

So wonderful a muse written into poetry.  A pleasure to read, to be pulled in to the end.

Intricately touching every man
Offering inclusion in the whole

Umbilical connections round the world
Breathing life and love into the vein


Rus
HelmutB
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16 posted 01-13-2000 08:49 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

It's sad, at first I deemed
I read it again and still it seemed
To be what I thought at first
Loneliness is painful just like thirst
Thirst to be loved and be able to give
I felt the sadness, like falling of a cliff
Beautiful the poem leis out
What the inner soul might shout

Nice piece Elizabeth

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17 posted 01-13-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lizbeth, my friend ....
Intricately put ...
powerful is the 'Silence'.

Lovely, my dear friend.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 01-14-2000 07:01 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rainbow,
There's the "lyric girl" pulling up one of my favorites again. Great song. It's rather recently I  came to be in sync with some of Paul Simons abstract lyrics. It's sometimes a vision or first impression, the first words that pop into his mind. I kind of lived the "You can call me Al" song, that's how I know
Thank you for the lyrics
Love ya,
Liz

Anne, what you say is true, especially if there's someone you miss
Thanks,
Liz

Grandma Jo, You understood the poem
Thank you
Liz

Rus, What a beautiful response, Thanks for the comment
Liz

Helmut,
Thank you for the poem
Seems you read my heart
Liz

Marge,
Your silence was hard to live through
I love the sound of your words
Glad to know your a little better
Love ya,
Liz
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beautiful write, indeed
 
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