Listen (Poem)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is the second one I'll be posting tonight. It's actually from this past July, so it's fairly recent. Like a lot of things I write, I started with one word that inspired me and things branched out from there. Feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Submitted: October 09, 2011

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Listen -

some things

are only heard

when all the rest are

silent.

When lights turn off

in kitchen windows;

figures fade

into streetlight shadows

The sun departs

to fill the other

continents with noise.

And, inside,

when lamps are dimming,

storing daylight thoughts away,

and blackness comes

suddenly,

too dark to be frightening,

too cold to be

comforting - 

too fast to be

startling...

Only then can you hear

all the parts of you

scared to emerge

any other time,

all the thoughts and ideas,

faceless otherwise.

Listen -

for there's more to

hear than to 

think.


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