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A Symphony of Silence

July 26, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


On an island
In the rainforest

Night falls
With silence.

Then a symphony
Of voices

A choir
Of frogs

Sings.

There are tenors
and altos

All perfectly
Tuned
For the

World.

But where
Is the audience?

Left before the show ended
Or didn’t buy their tickets
They just didn’t

Care.

They tore down
The concert halls
To make way
For something new.

No longer treasured
That symphony
Except for

Dinner.

And so
I will hear nothing

If I stand in
The rainforest.

Because there
Forevermore

Night falls
With silence.


The author's comments:
I heard about this website called savethefrogs.com. They were to make people aware that human activities were causing the extinction of thousands a frog species, some of which have already gone extinct. I just want to help spread the word.

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on Aug. 14 2011 at 11:38 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You know, I'm going to start a thread on Random Thoughts and Basic Chat about if you could be an animal, what would you be and why?  Care to join? :D

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 5:22 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I like a lot of animals, I'm a big animal person. :)

If I could be an animal, I would be a swan because they swim and fly and walk, they can do anything, and they really love each other, they are just the most beautiful creatures. 

But I think a lioness fits me better because I think it fits my personalty more. 

If I could have any animal as a pet, I would have a Pomeranian or a         chow-chow dog. 

 


on Aug. 13 2011 at 4:37 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

LOL.  So what is your cup of tea then?

on Aug. 13 2011 at 4:36 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I haven't played UNO in forever but I remember it being really fun!

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 4:00 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I like UNO and monopoly, those are my favs. 

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 3:58 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of frogs. I'm not scared of them, I like holding them and petting them, I don't think it would be bad to be a frog, they are just not my cup of tea. 

on Aug. 13 2011 at 2:16 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

And hey!  Not all frogs are poisonous and acutally the most poisonous ones are the most colorful, the prettiest.

on Aug. 13 2011 at 2:15 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Oops I guess I just wrote the same comment twice, i thought it hadn't posted the first one.  DUH

on Aug. 13 2011 at 2:14 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I'm a Monopoly and Risk type of boardgame girl.  What about you guys?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 2:07 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I love monopoly too! 

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2011 at 2:03 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

To your last comment, stargirl, I totally agree with you. :)

on Aug. 13 2011 at 1:24 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I'm personally a Monopoly and Risk kinda person, always loved those board games.

on Aug. 13 2011 at 1:13 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Mostly what I'm talking about are card and dice games, World of Warcraft is very nerdy though, and I've always thought it looked like fun. I love creating characters and worlds. I should probably write more :) 

on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:58 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I appreciate your BRUTAL HONESTY  very much, very much indeed. :D

on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:57 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I've never played Dungeons and Dragons so yah, later generation however it's not from lack of trying that I haven't played fantasy computer games.  It's just difficult because my computer is pretty old so there's not a lot of space for them.  And it keeps downloading in the wrong spots and so I just gave up.  I tried Maple Story and World of Warcraft and neither worked on my computer but whatever.

on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:16 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I guess our Uncle's generation is made up of gaming nerds, video and otherwise. 

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 12 2011 at 11:11 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

My uncle P. would totally play those games! He plays fantasy games like Magic cardds and all that jazz, all sorts of fantasy rolegames.(I'm not sure if he plays War of Warcraft but I'll ask)

He's totally into that stuff, he spent most of his free time on those games (when he's not at work or hanging out with his fiance) 

Most of his room is filled with stuff from fantasy jazz, like star trek memorbilla...etc

If you can dream fantasy, he has it! 

He keeps meaning to get rid of it, but...

I think you get the picture, MY UNCLE LOVES FANTASY! 

And his room is totally messy too, I always scold him about it! :)


on Aug. 12 2011 at 10:54 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

That's basically how I am too, it's just that my uncles played Dungeons and Dragons a lot, and I saw a kind of performance art piece at the beginning of the Summer where some players had set up in a building behind a gallery and played for awhile. There was leftover food everywhere :)

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 12 2011 at 4:13 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I don't play fantasy rolegames like that. I play board games like UNO and Monopoly, games that everyone knows. 

on Aug. 12 2011 at 2:35 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I haven't even played the game I'm thinking of, and I don't think it involves a board. Ever heard of Dungeons and Dragons? Or any other fantasy roleplay games like that?