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Speaking in Silence (Poem)

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


Silent . . .Fading . . .Silence . . .oh, dear silence

In ignorant peace in youthful cries. . .Silence

Lasting . . .loving . . .groping, oh, dear hopeless pain.

Each member of my body cries; My heart barely lives!

Not one, or two, but a small mile . . .oh, Lord, I cry!

Cry, oh, Lord . . .I am beginning to fade . . .

Every drop of rain that hits me, killing me in a darker age.

Silent . . .fading from a past I never knew,

In days of years and tears I just gave you.

Love seemed so senile at our ages of yore

Every day that rises past old, older, and angels new.

Nothing lasts in our past. . .gasping for life.

Today’s heart with teardrops to save. Oh, dear silence.

Writer's summary – is “silence” really muted to the point of not hearing

what it is saying? And so does the other world like us know the same

thing? Read each line with each single letter.

Thank you, Kenneth

© 2018 Kenneth Avery


Ken Avery on February 17, 2019:

Hi, John -- as usual, my Sincere Thanks to you for stopping by and reading this piece.

God bless you and write soon.

Ken Avery on February 17, 2019:

Mr. H --- as usual, I see your comment as great materials for a book that you can easily write. I mean it.

Write soon.

Ken Avery on February 17, 2019:

Ann -- you nailed it.Your remark is what I was trying to convey to the readers. I knew that you all uncovered my theme, but you nailed it.

Write soon.

Ken Avery on February 17, 2019:

Karen -- I am humbled by your comment. Thanks.

You Are Appreciated and write soon.

Ken Avery on February 17, 2019:

Hi, Gypsy -- Much Sincere Thanks to You for the support and nice comments.

May God bless you richly.

Write soon.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 29, 2018:

Fantastic and expressive. Sometimes silence can speak louder than words and says so much more.

Karen A Szklany from New England on September 26, 2018:

Great acrostic poem - heartfelt, expressive and wise.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 26, 2018:

Good poem! Silence can say so much when the visual takes over. Even nothing means something...

Well done!


Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on September 26, 2018:

Haha! I am so clueless here, it's awesome! I can probably read a text in Japanese and I'd understand just as much.

I keep trying to read poetry since highschool days. I thought it might grow on me like curry did, slowly and with time but I'm not so sure anymore. When I read poetry my brain twists like I'm reading "Being and Time", by Martin Heidegger.

I'll give You an example. What does this mean: "Read each line with each single letter"? Haha!!

Alrighty, You have yourself a fabulous day - cheers! : )

P.S. And I also didn't get what the "flat bottom" is LOL

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 26, 2018:

A very good acrostic poem Kenneth. Love your poetry.

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