Sound of Silence

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

My entry into M Amber's challenge. Hope I do it justice.

Hello darkness my dear friend

Guess it's just the two of us again.

Time for thinking about some things,

The ones that keep me from sleeping.

All these thoughts so messed up and confused

Makes me think what's the use.

Within the sounds of silence.


My soul is restless and feels alone

The ones who understood are now long gone.

And the days, they just drag on so very slow

The side of me that no one knows.

But I try to keep the outlook nice and bright

but here within the dark of night

It's just the sounds of silence.


Thinking eases my weary mind

helps to put my cares behind.

Just not worry about the things I cannot change

and my life not try to rearrange.

To fit the needs of those

who are always on my toes.

Except during the sounds of silence.


The wrongs I see each and every day

and people look the other way.

If they ignore them they think they will go away

but alas, no, they are here to stay.

Makes me sad in so many many ways

don't worry about it people say.

But I do during the sounds of silence.


Try to think of only what is good,

and dwell on this I wish I could.

But these thoughts  keep intruding in my mind

Wishing for a happier time.

When people can be good and fair and just

and honesty is truly a must.

To ease the sounds of silence.


Another night is almost through

and I still don't have a clue.

How to make it all seem right again

wish I could explain this to my friends.

But today, I will do it all once again

be there and help if I can.

to ease the sounds of silence.

Submitted: April 13, 2012

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Mike Stevens

I must concur with Amber; excellent, Sherry! You kept the tone of S & G, but added your own feelings and thoughts; once again, excellent!

Fri, April 13th, 2012 1:59pm


Thank you Mike :) Sherry

Fri, April 13th, 2012 8:52am


Impressive effort! Very well done. Honest and movIng. A perfect match to Simon and Garfunkel style.


Fri, April 13th, 2012 10:57pm


Thanks Dibs :) Sherry

Fri, April 13th, 2012 4:13pm


one of my favourite songs from my youth. I like what you have done with it and I concur with the sentiments expressed within. A lovely read. Thank you.

Wed, April 18th, 2012 9:25am


Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed it! A timeless classic, still beautiful listening today. Nice to see you again. :) Sherry

Wed, April 18th, 2012 4:44am


oh what a wonderful rendition of this classic piece truely excellent :)... we have many posts you may not of read if you would like to come by to read some if you have time :)

Wed, April 18th, 2012 4:48pm


Thanks for stopping in. I have been so behind in my reading but will be paying you a visit. :) Sherry

Wed, April 18th, 2012 9:58am


A very poignant, thoughtful write and a tribute to the original beautiful lyrics and also to the creator of the new.

Thu, April 26th, 2012 5:57am


Thank you! One of my favorite songs. :) Sherry

Thu, April 26th, 2012 4:43am


this is very good stuff, youre so talented! Its a lovely song and u have added wonderfully to it.

I have 2 new poems; Axis and The Tree. Id love and appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Mon, April 30th, 2012 5:26pm


Thanks for stopping in and for your comment :) Going to check out your new stuff now. :) Sherry

Mon, April 30th, 2012 11:02pm


you struck paydirt with this!! wow, so natural, just like the original. garfunkle should be singing this! loved it.

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 8:11am


Thanks my dear! Glad to see you hear and happy you enjoyed this. :) Sherry

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 4:49am


Very nice rhythm and flow, well written, makes me want to hear the song. I enjoyed your spin, and I really liked the way you ended it.

Fri, May 4th, 2012 8:08pm


Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. The song is wonderful. :) Sherry

Fri, May 4th, 2012 11:12pm

Insane Membrane

nice one hun ... its such lovely music and these words sound perfect

Sun, May 20th, 2012 7:14am


Thank you, was a challenge for sure because the song is so beautiful. :) Sherry

Tue, December 4th, 2012 4:13am

iola ried

I'm lost for words. This is written so well! I love it =)

Wed, September 12th, 2012 3:52pm


Thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it. :) Sherry

Tue, December 4th, 2012 4:11am

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