November 17, 2011
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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artmantist said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm
tmarvellous,breathtaking, smartly written
sunshine7223 replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm
I seriously LOVED this. I personally agree with every statement you made. I love the part where you say "To ignore is to accept." "To allow is to promote." Great job! I couldn't have said it better myself. I can honestly say, this poem amazed me in every single way. 5 out of 5 stars no question. Please keep writing. I would LOVE to read more. I would be honored if you commented/rated some of my poetry. Thank you for posting this beautiful poem. (: 
Resonating_Words replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Well thank you! :) It's much appreciated <3


I'm going through your stuff now, and I'm enjoying it :)

PrincessBubblegum said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love the emotion in this. It's fabulous. I really loved it. I want to know what you were thinking when you wrote it.


Resonating_Words replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Thank you :) Much appreciated, really.


And I was thinking abouut everything our world is filled with, and how most acknowledge that it's wrong... but yet do you hardly ever see anyone do anything? 


I don't like to analyze or explain my poems, because they are given meaning by the reader and what they bring to the table. What their views and experiences are. 


So it's about whatever you'd like it to be, but that's what I w... (more »)

DependentMissIndependent said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm
I loved it!! sorry that's all I can say :)
Resonating_Words replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm
Thank you! It's much appreciated
Loki17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Well-written.  Good rhymes.  I completely agree with this poem.
Resonating_Words replied...
Nov. 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Thank you :)
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