Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Silence - A response to the sudden stop of a bird's squawking

Why the sudden silence?

Coming so swift and so fast.

Nothing to warn.

Just a quick entrance,

leaving all behind.

Show me your meaning,

dear sir.

I know not what it is.

This strange moment,

it fills my ears with nothingness

I hear nothing.

I see nothing.

I feel nothing.

I am alone in the world with you.

You who jump from around the corner.

You who bring fright to all,

and at other times peace.

So, why not tell me your meaning?

I am puzzled and befuddled.


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Poorhouse Dad said...

I'm not an afficianado of poetry but I think it's complimentary to say that this poem made me go back and re-read it twice.

Poorhouse Dad said...

I'm not a fan of poetry, but I think it's a compliment to say that I went back and re-read that a couple of times.