Breaking the Silence


“I thought I saw you crying.

“Oh… no… it’s just allergies.”

“Sorry for sounding prying,
But I didn’t hear you sneeze.”

“All right, what gave me away?
Is my face all puffy and red?”

“No, no, you look okay
But your feet were made of lead–
You don’t have to share your pain
Unless you think that would help you…”

“Thanks—it’s really hard to explain
Just what I’m going through.”

“Well if you want to talk
Just know I’m always here
We can take a midnight walk–
Your mouth, your heart, my ear.”

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jadedheart
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 23:33:31

    If only there were more people out there that paid that much attention and cared that much. Beautiful and touching!

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:43:40

      Thank you! It would indeed be wonderful if caring people weren’t so rare, but to care is to be susceptible to grief. Apathy is armor. So glad you enjoyed this! 😀

      Reply

  2. charlesmashburn
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 18:33:12

    Very nice! I really like the sentiment in this one!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-last-watch-2/

    Reply

  3. mbwilliams
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 04:48:56

    Lovely snapshots of imagery in this poem; it really took me in. Great stuff!

    Reply

  4. Hema
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 05:01:23

    Thats such a sweet thought. Everybody would wish that there was someone who could say this. Nicely done.

    Reply

  5. NefariousX
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 07:05:19

    this was a very caring and thoughtful poem. Beautiful.

    Reply

  6. Pengyou
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 10:45:54

    Love the last line. Love that you’re posting again. Love YOU!

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Aug 24, 2012 @ 10:57:53

      Xie xie, xie xie! I’m glad to be posting again; it is just a nice way to be in a routine that turns stress into productivity. Wo hui da dian hua gei ni! 😀

      Reply

  7. cinnamon blues
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 17:50:18

    Evocative poem. A very engaging read 🙂

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Aug 24, 2012 @ 21:54:41

      Thank you! I enjoy your quick snapshot poems as well–they are a little bit like a puzzle and the words are the pieces. When you put them together they make an intricate design 😀

      Reply

  8. Miss Kitten
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 05:15:51

    Beautiful piece. It has a lovely dancing rhythm and captures a moment and a feeling so eloquently.

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Aug 25, 2012 @ 12:15:55

      Thank you so much! I think conversation poems lend themselves to a dancing rhythm–it’s a natural word tango. I’m glad the feelings and emotions behind the words came through as well 😀

      Reply

  9. Andy
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 19:40:18

    Hello.
    Everyone should have a friend like this. This was a nice read. Thanks for sharing.

    The Naked Wind

    Reply

  10. Bristo Jiu
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 14:20:45

    some humor, plus live dialogue,

    well crafted poetry…
    love the ending.

    Reply

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