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Silence Perpetuated by Absence

Miscellaneous By: Akisute
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I'm not sure if this is a free verse poem or a short story.
I do not know what to say about it.
(But I should mention I entered it in a contest on my alternate profile at writerscafe.com.
If you have an account there you should totally go tell everyone you love it, unless you hate it, in which case tell them that and jeopardize my odds of winning.
Contest ends on April 30th 2013, you can still check it out on the other site if you wanted for some reason, it just won't effect the contest.


Submitted:Apr 19, 2013    Reads: 7    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Silence
Perpetuated
By
Absence.

Do not talk.
Those you know, for them do not look.

Of your music, that with lyrics, do not listen.
Of your tears, let them fall not.
Of your house, let it set.
Of your soul, starve it.

In your house, let dust fall.
In your house, leave the phone dead.
In your house,

The key turns. Clicks lightly. A creak.
Ebony colours blot your vision.
Shades below black.
Ears consume nothing, let them starve.
Mass depresses cushion.
Light speed addresses television.

Of those on screen, smiles persist.
Of those on screen, known by many and know many.
Of those on screen, blithe is displayed.
Of those on screen,

Mass removed.

As for messages, of the phone, they do not exist.
As for messages, of the mail, they do not exist.
As for messages, of the web, they do not exist.
As for messages,

Mass depresses mattress.
Finger searches.
Radio switches are displaced.
Ears feast.
Guitars bounce on walls.

Of the MC, the voice is cold.
Of the notes, the sound is shrill.
Of the songs, the life is gone.
Of the radio,

Eyelids hide photons.
Brain releases control.
Nose ignores scent.
Mouth ignores flavour.
Ears die.

As for your dreams, they are shapeless.
As for your dreams, they are empty.
As for your dreams, they are shaded deeply.
As for your dreams, they are lacking.
As for your dreams, they are the same.
As for your dreams,

Photons are revealed.
Brain controls.
Nose detects scent.
Mouth detests flavour.
Ears revive.

As for the mirror, it reflects you.
As for the mirror, it reflects nothing.
As for the mirror,

Body turns.
Boxes grabbed.
Flakes fall.
Carbohydrates consumed.

Regarding breakfast, it is dull.
Regarding breakfast, it is flat.
Regarding breakfast,

Vehicle activated.
Colours, red, green, yellow, white, black.
Building entered.
Elevator lifted.
Cubicle entered.
Cubicle exited.
Elevator dropped.
Building exited.
Colours, black, white, yellow, green, red.
Vehicle deactivated.

In regards to words, they are not exchanged.
In regards to words, they are not pronounced.
In regards to words, you are always without.
In regards to words,

As for life, empty.
As for life, void.
As for life,

Absence
Perpetuated
By
Silence.





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