In silence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Vintage Publishing

In silence I mourn you...

Everything is silent; there isn’t any noise,

And even when it’s quiet I can hear your voice.

Saying that you love me; that you want me back,

All these thoughts about you; decide to just attack.


And so alone at home you invade my mind,

I hear you yelling; about the love I left behind.

I can’t do it without you; my will is wearing thin,

You’re just like a tattoo engraved onto my skin.


I wish that I can call you; without you I can’t live,

But sadly there is nothing left for me to give.

I pray this goes away; this pain that I do feel,

In silence and perhaps; I can begin to heal.

Submitted: December 29, 2017

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Adam L.

This will definitely be one of my most favorite poems, Lis. Fantastic.

Fri, December 29th, 2017 2:05pm


Wow, thanks, Adam, I really appreciate it :)

Fri, December 29th, 2017 6:20am


Nicely done, jaylisbeth. These thoughts can be so haunting, like ghosts.

Fri, December 29th, 2017 6:19pm


Thank you, Hully

Fri, December 29th, 2017 10:50am

Criss Sole

I have totally been there! This poem spoke to me and I could remember the pain i felt trying to get over someone. It can almost become an addiction where you are constantly thinking about that one person. You captured it very well. Great read!

Sat, December 30th, 2017 5:00am


It is quite addicting, Criss. Thank you so much for taking the time.

Fri, December 29th, 2017 10:39pm


This is perfectly written. I'm sure it speaks to most of us out there. I know it does for me. The pain of losing someone and still missing them greatly. I loved this poem, thank you for sharing it.

Sat, December 30th, 2017 6:19am


Thank you very much for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it very much.

Fri, December 29th, 2017 10:38pm

Sue Harris

Ah, the sound of silence, when thoughts and memories invade and torment your mind. Loved this JB, great job!

Sat, December 30th, 2017 7:38pm


Thank you so much, Sue :)

Sat, December 30th, 2017 12:01pm


A gift you bring, a thought you share, & I, for one, am glad you share!
Thanks for baring all your soul... Thanks for New Year help with goal...
I can work on making right, all the errors in my sight!

Sat, December 30th, 2017 8:20pm


Thank you so much, Spy

Sun, December 31st, 2017 12:35pm


Amazing writing. Full of emotion . Wonderfully done.

Sun, December 31st, 2017 4:43am


Thank you, Chris :)

Sun, December 31st, 2017 12:34pm

Melancholic Wisdom

Definitely one of your better poems, the more that I read from you the more that I see you improving. I especially like the line about a tattoo being engraved onto your skin. Great work as always!

Sun, December 31st, 2017 5:34am


Oh thank you so much for the kind comment.

Sun, December 31st, 2017 12:34pm

Mike S.

Ah yes, the haunted memories ghost, know it well, J.B!

Sun, December 31st, 2017 7:53pm


Thank you very much, Mike :)

Sun, December 31st, 2017 12:33pm

Raven Akuma

I love this poem. The author's style of writing really speaks to me, it's great! I can practically feel the pain and inner agony that the narrator is trying to convey- it's hard to find poems with that ability to really appeal to the reader's senses and emotions. Anyways, keep up the good work, Jaylisbeth!

Mon, January 1st, 2018 3:45am


Thank you very much, I really appreciate such kind comment.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 5:59am

Rehmat Tanzila

So intense! I can feel the feeling! It does hurt a lot!

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 9:30am


Thank you, my dear

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 6:00am


This is like lyrics from the type of music I listen to, and that is mainly doom metal. The music is slow, almost funeral like, and the songs are about death, love, despair, and more dark themes that a person goes through in their lives. I love this type of music, and will introduce you to it if you like. This is one of your most haunting poems because of what I said previously, and it's beautiful in a darker way. This is one of my favourite poems by you, and I love it when you write about themes like this. It's like remembering the happy times, but they always remain distant. Beautiful work Lisbeth.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 3:11pm


Oh wow, Dexter, I am humbly flattered. A lot of passion went out in this poem. Thank you.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 8:49am

Jeff Bezaire

It's in the times when we're alone with only our thoughts that those pesky thoughts come to us and the pain begins to mount again. Healing takes time. Unfortunately, we never know how much time.
Give it time, my dear. Stay strong. You have your own squad of cheerleaders here on Booksie! :) We're rooting for you!

Wed, January 3rd, 2018 8:58pm


Awww thank you so much, Jeff :) it's nice to see you on booksie again

Wed, January 3rd, 2018 2:00pm

moa rider

In silence you rehash the words that have been said Jay. but in silence and in peace you will heal. Usianguke

Sat, March 31st, 2018 8:08pm


Thank you so much, Moa

Sun, April 1st, 2018 2:24am

Tom Allen714

Really well done Jaylisbeth. another great piece...Tom...

Sun, April 1st, 2018 1:37am


Thank you, Tom!

Sun, April 1st, 2018 2:23am

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