Silent Sonnet

June 2, 2009
The rooms echoed of your laughter today,
Yet my ears are begging to hear your voice.
I see the sand we stood upon that day,
Where we joined the cool smooth ocean by choice.
I'm waiting to hear the rush of the waves
The bubbling foam and the stirring sea.
Waiting to hear the warning the wind says
of how I'm losing you unexpectedly.
I'm waiting to hear your smile widen,
The butterflies of your stomach knocking.
Waiting to hear my heart and soul tighten
And to hear you say my name and talking.
My ears have betrayed me and lost every sound
Please promise you will still stay around.

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LifeLeaderThis 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...
Jan. 14, 2014 at 11:25 am
This is really written well!
loverofmostthingscreative said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm
I like how you've done it entirely from the perspective of hearing. It gives a new take on how we approach life, not just wiht sight, but with all our senses.
kat27 said...
Apr. 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm
cute is all i have to say. gah why do these comments have to be 10 characters or more? sooooo cute cute cute.
SamiLynn said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 11:49 am
I've always loved sonnets, but sometimes they lose meaning for the rhyme nand rhythm. But this is wonderful! I love the imagery and the emotion.
kmvalencia said...
May 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Thanks for the comments everyone!! :) 
Koolbeans15' said...
May 10, 2010 at 10:14 am
wow. that was just amazing, one of my favorites! i love poems like this. 
respecturself7 said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 10:39 am
really great.
Calilove4evr21 said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm
This is the bomb. I <3 it so much!
Ashleykimiko said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm
"Waiting to hear the warning the wind says
of how I'm losing you unexpectedly."
great line! very beautiful sonnet! great job!!
IsThisRealLife? said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Thanks for this one mate, Saved me a lot of time on my english homework;]
Hope you don't mind.
Jimmy_flash said...
Dec. 29, 2009 at 2:10 am
wow im at a lost for words that was amazing ur very talented great sonnet :)
azure said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 9:43 am
Power sonnet, especially the imagery. I'll remember "hear your smile widen" and "butterflies of your stomach knocking." As critics say, "haunting."
Art Teach said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 2:46 am
I loved this Karissa - I am very impressed. It is very visual and touching. Beautiful choice of words.
Karissa V. replied...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 5:18 am
Thank You! :) I love the comment
lbbarlow125 replied...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

really really good


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