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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The noise of nonsense

is migraine inducing.

Battered eardrums

beaten by the cadence

of crackpots and knowitalls.


I long for the silence

of intelligent agreement.

In a crowd, when all agree

that jumping the shark/alligator

flaming pit on a tricycle is probably not

a great idea, it’s pretty quiet.


It’s all emphatic nodding and

smiling faces with

open arms miming, “See…”.

When we all agree.

It’s the beautiful Silence of



The new noise however,

this constant saber and cage

rattling is the bane of quiet

minds.  It hurts my head.

This constant stupid noise.


Hermit Crabs and shellfish

must have figured this out,

turtles too, that a shell of some

kind is a wonderful retreat from

the shouting dumb-dumbs.

Some way to be, without having

to be there amid the cacophony.


I’m tired of empty noise,

Substanceless, vapid, megaphone

posturing by numbskulls and


The ache is endless.

So we get a drink.


So we self-medicate.

Hoping that meaningful

silence will one day return

as lovely as a sunrise over

a calm ocean scene.


Submitted: July 23, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Michael J. Hebel. All rights reserved.

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LE. Berry

Well written and expressive. Nice piece Michael...

Fri, July 23rd, 2021 7:15pm


Thank you!

Fri, July 23rd, 2021 1:40pm

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