For The Love Of Silence

by Acoustic Odyssey   Jan 7, 2019

When music no longer
soothes the savage beast
what happens then?

When lyrics choke the heart
with the very strings it used to tug
what happens then?

When comfort zones
become battle reenactment sites
because letting go is an art form
in which you lack
the creativity
what happens then?

When screams for help
fall on opinionated ears
who completely "understand"
your problems aren't
"that" bad
what happens then?

And when only silence
begins to make absolute sense

...what happens then?


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  • 1 year ago

    by Skyfire

    Very beautiful. ??

  • 2 years ago

    by DarkNDangerous

    Great topic, great piece. Just in awe of how well this was portrayed with edge and ease at the same time.

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    What indeed happens then? Well done with this-

  • 2 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    The repetition of what happens then works really well giving the reader a punchy, thought provoking piece. Loved it. Milly x

  • 2 years ago

    by Hellon

    You ask a lot of relevant questions here and the repetition of 'what happens then' makes it a reality.

    The only suggestion I can make and, it's just my personal preference I'll add, I'd remove the ellipses from the first four stanzas and save them for the last stanza. I'd also separate it so it stands alone and maybe add a couple of capitals, like this

    And when only SILENCE begins
    to make ABSOLUTE sense

    ...what happens then?

    Just my haven't been on in a while so...nice to see you back :)

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