The Sound of Silence

October 11, 2008
By K.J.G. Santos, Long Beach, CA

i offer the lonely a smile
and thanks to those who notice
because it's easy to hide and much easier to ignore...
to forget.
i wish i could think for those who can't
for those who aren't shy, yet
wouldn't have made a difference.
their minds, blank
their soul is a void.
they're lost inside a mental scar
where perhaps its only symptom is a
but more specifically, the sound of no sounds.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem in my birthday. It was one of those quiet, grey-sky days. This poem is a slight change from my usual darker, more melancholy poems. When the first line popped up in my head, I got out a pen and paper, and everything else poured out.

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