Can you hear the silence? Isn’t it deafening?

Does it hurt your eardrums?

Do you need to press your palm against your ears to block out the silence?

Can you hear the silence of the one who turns his back to avoid what one does not wish to see, yet knows it exists?

Listen to the silence of corruption slowly creeping into the deepest factions of our Society,

The silence of witnesses to a crime, quietly turning around and walking the other way,

The silence of the destitute and beggars, waiting for the morrow with no hope,

The silent cries of orphans and the unwanted, wishing for love while slowing harbouring hatred.

The men of God, silently observing as the moral fiber of a society they tend to falls apart,

The men in power, silently hiding their ill-gotten gains while proclaiming a few good deeds for all to hear,

The men in lust, leaving their families in the silence of the night to be with another yet feel no remorse,

The men defeated, silently letting their life slip away refusing to fight one last time.

Pause for a moment and drown out the city sounds,

Listen carefully and you will hear not just these but more,

If you listen closely with your heart, not just your ears

You will hear the sounds that’s never heard, the silence of life.


6 Responses to “Silence”

  1. January 30, 2011 at 1:44 am

    like. *much like.

  2. 2 NotGood
    February 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    @Baruk: Thank you for the encouragement. Will be making some more posts in the near future… I’ve been feeling a wee bit inspired lately..

  3. February 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Oh this post so totally rocks!!!! Good job indeed… uncle 🙂

  4. 4 jerusha
    February 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Nicely done. Makes me want to try my hand at ‘poetry’ all over again

  5. February 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Interesting read. I like it a lot. You are a talented poet. Check me out at Ali Mir Cobra

  6. 6 NotGood
    February 15, 2011 at 4:15 am

    @Kima: Thanks dude.. been poetically inspired for some reason lately.

    @Jeru: By all means.. against all odds.. between thick and thin.. go ahead, release the inner poet in you.:)

    @Ali: Thank you. Check in again, always nice to see new readers.

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