Silence Is Of the Essence

July 23, 2012
By DreamChaser28 SILVER, San Mateo, California
DreamChaser28 SILVER, San Mateo, California
5 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.


Quiet.
That’s it.
Every day.
Just quiet.
No birds chirping.
No children laughing.
No sizzling of steaks on the grill.
I don’t know what people say to me.
I don’t know what people say about me.
If they don’t know,
they just go on on and on.
What do I do?
I sit there.
Watch lips move,
and wish I could do that too.
Say those sounds.
Say them right.
Say something.
Anything.
I can only write.
Only write,
and make signs with my hands.
Momma doesn’t know if I’ll get better.
She doesn’t know that I look for cures.
I look for cures everyday.
Everyday,
this Internet saves me.
It’s horrible,
when there’s false hope.
Hope rises up,
up,
into the air like a hot air balloon.
And then the fire goes out.
And you go falling down to the surface.
People don’t know how hard it is.
How hard it is for me.
For everyone like me.
They don’t know what it’s like.
I can’t do anything with my mouth.
When I speak,
it sounds
different.
But I wouldn’t know anyway.


The author's comments:
A poem I wrote one day. A girl who's different.

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on Aug. 1 2012 at 11:58 am
xXxXangelXxXx SILVER, Henderson, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself"
" Love and Loyalty Runs Deeper Than Blood!"
"A wise girl kisses, but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, leaves b4 shes left."

hey its amazing.. i like how u compare hope to a hot air balloon rising up... its very gud, a bit sad but gud...

on Aug. 1 2012 at 11:58 am
xXxXangelXxXx SILVER, Henderson, Texas
9 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself"
" Love and Loyalty Runs Deeper Than Blood!"
"A wise girl kisses, but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, leaves b4 shes left."

hey its amazing.. i like how u compare hope to a hot air balloon rising up... its very gud, a bit sad but gud...

Tiwaz SILVER said...
on Jul. 31 2012 at 5:17 pm
Tiwaz SILVER, Jackson, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 28 comments
I like the concept a lot, but one thing I noticed is that it's a bit choppy. You might try combining some of the lines (particularly the ones that repeat) to make it flow more smoothly.

on Jul. 30 2012 at 8:38 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
What i would have said if the conmputer hadn't freaked out on me is that the poem is awesome. great job showing instead of telling.

on Jul. 30 2012 at 8:36 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
okay that's weird. I did not just type that.

on Jul. 30 2012 at 8:35 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments
Please keep your comments positive and constructive. We'll remove anything inappropriate. Thanks!

on Jul. 30 2012 at 5:40 pm
Khadijah BRONZE, Dhahran, Other
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
“You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your creative muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories – science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
-Ray Bradbury

I really feel the emotions behind this one. it captures the frustrations of being trapped in your own mind. 

on Jul. 29 2012 at 10:56 pm
DeadlyPurpleBunny SILVER, El Cajon, California
6 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings - Salvador Dali

If music be the food of play on!- Shakespeare

The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb - Unknown

I really like this. It has a lot of emotion to it which is always good in poetry because when it's passionless it's sooooo boring :P Would you mind reading my two poems? No one is really commenting on them. You don't have to but I'd appreciate it. 


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