To Achieve Silence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
A teen angst poem/song about silence, naming it a goal.

Submitted: January 24, 2007

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Sweet silence consumes me,

But I want to scream.

Until my eardrums are blown out.

Then all I have is silence.

Sweet silence is all around me.

But I want heavy metal.

Until my eardrums are blown out.

Then all I have is silence.

Silence is the ultimate prize.

Me and the silence, the silence and I..

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

Until my eyes are like black holes.

And my heart barely beats.

And my wrist, it is burning.

And I’ll cry myself to sleep.

I’m too drunk for words,

I’m too high for silence.

But sweet silence is the ultimate prize.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

My mouth tastes like blood.

And yours tastes like beer.

Why are you here, why are you here?

This was my alone time.

Therapy prescribes.

With too much medication.

Silence is the ultimate prize.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

And these words almost rhyme.

And they almost have a reason.

But it’s just teenage poetry.

Nothing with meaning except for the angst.

Of a new generation.

School kids slitting their wrists.

With the teacher’s missing paper clips.

Silence is the ultimate prize.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.

Me and the silence, the silence and I.


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