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Silence Resounding Into Nothing.

Updated on June 2, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Talk it out. Take the elephant in the room for a walk and then leave it behind.

There is nothing that screams anguish louder than a love that has gone silent

Silence resounding in nothing.

They say silence is golden
If so than I am 
King Midas this week,
she's not talking, 
but her eyes say
what her voice will not speak,
it's been going on six days
her cold shouldered attack 
offers me her bare back 
a wo-manequin whose lips
form a tightly sealed crack
but I am the dummy

The silence is deafening,
I can hear chinese noodles
 being crunched in BeJing
guess I'm just 
not worth mentioning
I can hear my heart pounding,
trying to get out...break loose
of the walls of sheer dumbness 
that suffocate like a moose.

Perhaps it's a taste
of what my coffin will hold,
as I sit here surrounded 
by so much tarnished gold,
everything that I touch 
seems to turn into silence.
as the one I love most
offers only defiance.

Perhaps I should share 
the great wealth of it all 
without sound, 
let the silence 
extend beyond my walls
to the guns of war
let it quell every round, 
in the Ukraine,  Afghanistan 
and Jerusalem...
where hatred abounds.

To the streets of the barrio 
and the ghettos as well,
A new King, me bringing peace 
to such cauldrons of hell 
as the world leaps with joy
at what my silence has felled. 

Oh, if God would allow 
just one day to erase
the screams and the wails,
of the vast human race
with a power to reach out,
and touch the whole world 
leaving cries of war stilled
letting peace be instilled.

But perhaps in the sharing 
Of such wealth I'd be sad.. 
abandoning the very things
that make my heart glad, 
for even words printed
make sounds in one's head
all of my work would vanish
leaving black screens instead,
and my thoughts all deleted
even this poem unread,
a King Midas nightmare,
for which none would give thanks
all the words struck with silence, 
leaving nothing but blanks. 

So I'll suffer in silence,
and let God be the judge...
till my love comes round,
with a smile and a nudge,
and the world will go on,
dealing hatred and strife,
but I'm done with King Midas
for the rest of my life.

© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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