too loud This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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silence is dripping from their lips
the crowd’s expectant eyes
look up with anticipation
they are aware of what’s around them
more importantly,
aware of what lies within
silence is burning their skin
alighting their mind with realization
in their mind, the loud static is sin
they are the population, the representation
understanding lies in their eyes
which sparkle like fireflies
glinting in the sticky heat of the sun
they do not look for comfort in noise
the world around them holds none
they scream with their silence
begging you not to look for comfort in noise
with silence there will be more joys
the faces are painted with unbreakable poise
because they know, their smiles are prouder
can you hear their flourishing silence?
it is getting louder

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Jaycee92 said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Gotta say, this is good!
 
Kali M. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm
"the faces are painted with unbreakable poise" i love that*
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 26, 2009 at 1:33 am
i LOVE it
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 20, 2009 at 12:47 am
I really like how you put this together. The flow of the words are amazing!! Great job
 
isharora said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Thanks, my inspiration for this were the movements and protests which all function on vows of silence as opposed to the screaming and shouting for some.
 
jlacey said...
Jun. 18, 2009 at 2:26 am
I honestly really love this poem a lot.
 
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