Muted Words

Muted Words

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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A poem about waiting for the phone to ring . . .

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I wait, listening for so long
to hear you sing me your love song.
I dream of sweet, soft melodies
in mists of cherished memories
while I hear my phone not ringing
and a longed for voice not singing.

Whispers not heard in the silence
are my mentors in your absence.
The music of my heart's soft beat
in echoes often does repeat
the sounds of loving words once said,
the cries of passion from our bed.

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

But when my heart begins to sob,
its beat becoming just a throb
my doubts begin to sing alone
my sadness cries without a tone.
Should I wait for you forever,
Will we sing once more together?



© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



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Joyce S. Greene
Graphics credit: Google Images

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Oh to be a slave for that sweet sound! I felt the anxiety and longing in your words:

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

It is in the silence that we suffer the most.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks for reading my poem and letting me know your feelings, Anne. I have, in my time, waited for .. read more



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Hi there, I'm glad I stumbled upon this precious and bittersweet poem. It rings so true! This here especially

In syllables of muted words
I catch the notes of joyous birds.
At the ends of unsaid phrases
I hear hymns that sing love's praises
and with pauses in expression
I compose my own translation.

Truly inspiring!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Very few things are as poetic as longing. Desire is a strong part of life and you push that in this poem. It ends with the question we all ask: Will this desire ever end? Great poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


What a lovely, plaintive poem. It was so beautiful, I am at the loss of words, and the loss of breath. Pen on! A 100

Posted 3 Years Ago


Beautiful. Really pulls at my heart, and I really love the 3rd verse!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Thistle. I really appreciate your reading my poem and leaving such a lovely review behin.. read more
That's why I leave my phone off. You want my attention that bad you gotta text..

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Probably the best solution, though there are loads of (older?) folks who actually don't text. I thi.. read more
Oh Joyce, such a sad poem but you rendered every verse so beautifully. This poem made me sigh and feel sad, but in a good way. Your words brought the emotion through just wonderfully

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, word, for your very nice review. It means a lot to me.
You made another beautiful piece here Ms Joyce . I'm figuring out how you did your metering. The flow and rhythm is always there . Telling a short story and rhyming with six lines each is a little too advance for me.
Just curious about your other piece which is Dragonfly . Did you happened to used Limerick ?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Neil, for leaving me such encouraging words. I try to write in iambic meter and then my .. read more
I know this feeling...waiting...waiting...waiting. You have described it perfectly my friend in a nice rhyming piece. Well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much for letting me know your thoughts, Jack. They mean a lot to me.
in echoes often does repeat
the sounds of loving words once said,
my fav

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Latifa, for letting me know your thoughts. They mean a lot to me.
Wow, this one brings me back, like an eternity waiting for that damn phone to ring, and then it never does and your entire world shatters, I felt the pain and yearning in this one Joyce.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Frieda, for your nice review. I appreciate your taking the time to read and review my wo.. read more
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

You always hit a chord Joyce, my pleasure.

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Added on October 26, 2013
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