Sunday, November 11, 2012

Silence

I hear lost love
In the silence;
Echoes of what were
Possibilities before
My choices anchored me
And I could not move forward
Or fall back in time.





Prompt "Silence"
by NewWorldCreativeUnion

Image Source: New Scientist

20 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Ben. "I hear lost love in the silence." This one line conveys so much. Lost love is a painful voice.

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  2. perchance I'm biased having lived and still living this, but you nailed it, friend. you got my google +1 lol

    Monty

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  3. Or fall back in time...DON'T DO IT, IT'S A TRAP!

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    1. Haha not if I can change things for the better. Biff needs stopped, after all.

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    1. Oh, they do. But so often we can break the chain.

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  5. This is crazy. I have felt this poem before. Great job, Ben.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Very grateful that my words could touch you.

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  6. Ben...the words are beautiful...capturing the same mystery silence can bring...do we break the chains, or do we cling to them out of comfort and familiarity? A ponderous little weave, spun wonderfully to capture the same essence of the beautiful photo you selected to accompany it. Bravo!

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    1. Omg, thank you Natasha. That is an absolute honor coming from you. I adored your collection of poetry.

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  7. Sounds like a pretty good summation of the paralysis I experienced when deciding whether to divorce or not. I didn't want any of the options available to me - I wanted to go back to what it used to be. But that wasn't possible.

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    1. I know the feeling, Ciara. It's a shame we can't turn back the clock.

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  8. Wonderful, haunting description of a certain kind of silence. Perhaps another kind of stillness, with an echo of comfort, will one day envelop you.

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  9. that image goes so well with the words. good selection.

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