A Poem by ShameemAkhtar

The beads of silence drop
Into reality pallid
Breaking the monotony of silence
Hushing it with streaks
Of silenced hushes
A symphony of silence
The world of Beethoven
And music to the mundane

Is golden

Is a solution
Solve silence
Silence silence
And collect the

Use the solvent
Solve silence,
Resolute silence
Resolve it
Make it a solution

The beads of silence drop
Like a hammer
A judge’s sentence

Bereft of sound
Noise maybe

The world
To Beethoven
And music
To ears

So silent

Silence the silent questions
Wreaking havoc
In the sinews of my brain
A silent thunderstorm
Of silence
Brewing up
And stirring
Further silence

Silence my silence
And question my questions
Put me to bed

Silence is golden
Silence is death
Death is deaf
Deaf is death

Free me from silence
The beads of silence
Drop away the beads
Of silence

And fill it with more

Let me reap the gold of death

© 2011 ShameemAkhtar

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"silence the silent questions..wreking havoc....In the sinews of my brain..a silent thunderstorm? Gifted....Why? Because it moves even the empty or barren to consider what is being said here. This should be painted. I saw with my eyes what you were saying. Well written and thought provoking. A piece of art.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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I hate silence as I hate being alone. Thanks for sharing. Keep on penning.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I agree with Sarah Rose, this is art and yes thought provoking indeed. "Silence is golden, silence is death, death is deaf." I loved it!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like this, I like it a lot. Especially how you use the word silence in reppitition, wonderful use of anaphora. Quite metaphoric. Can't wait to read more.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Wow, that was good, and yet confusing at the same time, but then again, it wasn't confusing at all if you know what I mean. I loved the way you wrote it, how much you used the word silence, and just how amazing it was. I noticed that once you said "sailient" and I think you meant silent, though I'm not sure. Other than that it was amazing!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I loved your use of metaphor.
A nice way to convey your perception of silence.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Really, really, really good job on the writing! It was so great taht i don't even have words to explain it. I like how you keep writing Beethoven because eventualy he wasn't able to hear anything all he could hear was silence.

Posted 8 Years Ago

fantastic. the use of silence to create symphony and gold and deafness and death. very well written:)

Posted 8 Years Ago

hey great write !!!! silence is the greatest gift to man !!! and as u said it !!! its golden !!! :D..... keep up the good work !!

Posted 8 Years Ago

a symphonic demonstration of the written word....pretty clever :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

I solid write hear, maybe a bit repetitive, but I did enjoy it very much. Also, I love the references to Beethoven. Nice Job.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on August 28, 2011
Last Updated on August 28, 2011
Tags: Symphony, Beethoven, Music, Silence



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