A Poem by Nicola Farren

Silence is a sound

I never do hear.

As the thoughts in my head

travel loudly to ear.

Racing and racing

round and around.

The answers i search for

will they ever be found?

How far can i reach?

How low will i go?

My limits i fear

I never will know.

Now to turn this around

in my state of distress

my potential it seems

may be limitless.

© 2012 Nicola Farren

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I didn’t care for this piece, and for various reasons:

-the diction is beyond bland
-the syntax is askew: “I never do hear” “travel loudly to ear”
-the message is one of commonplace self-absorption

To sweeten the mixture, the author seems to have some real issues regarding punctuation and capitalization (I, I, I, i…)



Posted 7 Years Ago

Fantastic. Great Poem.
The lines you use are fantastic. I agree with the motif' , one never does know their limits until one strains themselves to 'the limit'.

Posted 7 Years Ago

i would suggest more concrete details to convey the concept of limitless. But i still enjoyed it :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

i like how you define silence, the absence of sound, as a form of sound itself. It often seems as if that's the case. And our thoughts can be so boisterous they often don't let "silence" get a word in. Regrettable, because it's in the "voice" of silence where the answers searched for lie.I like the rhythm and flow of your poem. and the honesty of the poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Couldn't silence be summarized as the absence of sound? The rhyme scheme was nice and the introspection is apparent. I feel like you are trying to accomplish something when I read this.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on June 18, 2012
Last Updated on June 18, 2012


Nicola Farren
Nicola Farren

Doncaster, south yorkshire, United Kingdom