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Silence

Hear the sound of silence,
The sound of our world's pain.
Resonating through the air
Tell me: Who's to blame?

Not the vices nor their puppets,
Spreading the human hate.
But the virtues and their guardians,
Who turn their heads and wait

For someone else to speak against
The wrong that stains the good.
Protagonists who say nothing;
Bad as criminals who do.

Explain to me, complacency
Hollow eyes watching here.
Defend for me, cowardly
Becoming mute when faced with fear

Violence, dreading,
Screaming! Hope to Doubt
All cancerously ebbing,
Yet no tongue lashes out.

To ignore is to accept,
To allow is to promote.
Silence burns me in my ears,
Words stagnant in your throat.

We are the sound of silence,
Reflecting our world's pain.
Find a voice and hear me,
Now is the time to end this game.



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alicecullenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm:
this is a beautiful poem! it flows nicely and it was just beautiful.
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm :
Thank you very much (: I truly appreciate it ^_^
 
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artmantistThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm:
i gr8 poem, i love the choice of words, its fluent and enjoyable. just a gr8 poem
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm :
Thank you very much! (:
 
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MiraStormThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm:
goodness gracious that blew me away! pure genious!
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm :
:) Why thank you :)
 
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danceonwaterThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
I like this poem; it represents a lot; especially the last stanza. keep writing!
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm :
:D Thank you very much! ^_^
 
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muna.najihahThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 10:39 am:

just how did you do it? it is simple yet full of meaning. i like your style

check out my work too. hihihi

 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm :
Thanks!! (: And I like it simple -- it's easier that way XD And I'm checking out your work, of course~
 
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OneInParticular1017 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm:
never "dumb down" your writing. make the world get smarter. ;)
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm :
(: Thank you. I think I'll listen to that.
 
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OneInParticular1017 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm:
Your vocabulary in this poem is wonderful and flows so easily. Great job!
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm :

Thank you very much :) I've been told I need to dumb it down occassionally D: But I refuse ;) I'm glad at least someone appreciates the minute display of my vocabulary, here.

I appreciate the love :D

 
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ninja17 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm:
Very good...flowtation? Hahaha idk if that's a word but it flowed very well! I like the structure also. :)
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm :
Thank you! :D
 
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Matice said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm:
Great job! You had wonderful imagery, and it flowed very smoothly. :)
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm :
Thank you very much :D
 
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sunshine7223 said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 1:14 am:
I am almost positive I commented this one before. But I will go ahead and comment again. This is pure brilliance. I absolutely loved it. :) My favorite part is when you say, "To ignore is to accept. To allow is to promote." AWESOME choice of words and wonderful descriptions. Keep writing. Your very talented. I LOVE THIS!!!! ^^ Lol. :))
 
Resonating_Words replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 1:23 am :
You have XD (I scrolled down and found it). So I definitely appreciate that you still love it so much :D
 
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