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Silence

The silence scares me because it reveals the truth
It weighs a thousand pounds and makes everyone feel uncouth
The blood pulsing in my ear is the only sound I hear
Except for the crickets chirping near
The silence tells so much
Like who your allies are and such
But if you can help it, silence should be filled with talking
Because there's nothing as painful as its deathly quiet mocking



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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I like it, and you are right, awkward moments of silence are the worst. Good poem and it was gripping, too.

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_AMZ_ said...
Aug. 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm
piercing! That's what I would say to describe this...your words and imagery are impactful...I guess that is another word I would use too, even though I do not think it is an actual word lol
 
Kalicat said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm
short and to the point, yet deep... very well done :)
 
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

this is pretty good ? short but so true =)

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sarahbellum87 said...
May 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm
Really good. I love how its short, yet so deep =)
 
hyperactivemayfly This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Oh my god! That was awesome!! I totally understand! Except I always ruin awkward silences by laughing because I remembered something funny... ;]
 
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