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Serenade the Empty Sound MAG

November 15, 2008
By Anonymous

A low buzz
the buildings at work
a soft beat
as the clock ticks away
I shouldn’t be here
yet I’m forced to stay
like cattle they herd us in
prisoners of few mistakes
we sit in silence
wait ’til day breaks
one gets caught
he disappears
with a lady in sharpened heels
people pass by
but we go unseen
hidden in shadows that mourn
but in this place
so toweringly large
their yells are like whispers
thrown empty to space
outside they’re dancing
outside they sing
they don’t hear the silence echo
and the emptiness ring
they begin to read
voices in unison
like a chant
turned evil by spell
magic is murder
and deceit is dear
maybe this will go over well
but if by chance I fade so far
nobody would know
there’d be no one to tell
let them know it’s Heaven I found
and refused my entry to Hell

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on May. 21 2009 at 4:03 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

The rhyming and then not rhyming threw me off a bit, but I lived it! It was intriguing... I was engulfed. I enjoyed reading this piece

jmc.13 said...
on May. 4 2009 at 7:54 pm
jmc.13, Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather regret what I did than what I didn't do."

really great!

amazing language and description, i loved the randomness of the rhyming!

chelly05 said...
on May. 4 2009 at 3:56 pm is really good. i understand what you mean buy like being forced to do something or go somewhere. you try and fight it and try and speak your mind, but no matter what you say or do, you have no choice. You're stuck. You're trapped.

Anjo said...
on May. 1 2009 at 6:46 am
Wow... this is the best poem i have read on here... I wish i could write as well as you some day. Don't stop writing, i think it would break hearts. =]

on Apr. 9 2009 at 6:21 pm
Banana94 SILVER, Middletown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Correction does much, but encouragement does much more."

wow is all i can say

on Mar. 29 2009 at 11:41 pm
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

That was really good! keep writng!

on Mar. 22 2009 at 8:13 pm SILVER, Scottsville, Kentucky
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this is a really good poem. i like it a lot. i think a lot of people could relate to this. love it. :)

on Mar. 16 2009 at 1:35 pm
Smokey_Jay SILVER, Collins, New York
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this is a great poem!

Dani said...
on Mar. 14 2009 at 4:38 pm
wow this is one of the best peoms ive read

on Mar. 8 2009 at 9:20 pm
aidenfantastic BRONZE, Glen Burnie, Maryland
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That Was Mega Good!