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  Barbed Whispers
by Odin Roark
Monday, October 08, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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To be able to study some empirical truth in silence. Such is lost in the sound barrier blast of power mongering.


Barbed Whispers

How seductive
The quiet of near silence
Where tonal resonance
Awaits its moment
Anticipating awakening
Flexing its threshold
Knowing soon
Vibrations will rise
Shouting will ensue
Soliciting audiences
Willing listeners
Seeking desperate reverberation
Knowing not
Noise often starts
As barbed whispers
Beginning to choke

 

 




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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
This has the constituents of 'apartment argument" in ample measure. "Vibrations will rise" is the clue for this, and you have delivered the raking truth in your choice of "barbed whispers" choking. Yikes!! Sharp delivery. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Another intellectually challenging piece, Odin, and one that engages the senses well! xo
Christine
Reviewed by richard cederberg
This at once reminded me of: "hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk to you again."
From Simon and Garfunkels 'Sounds of Silence'.
It also brought to mind several quotes ...
"With silence favor me" ...
"Great souls endure in silence" ...
"Silence is a text easy to misread" ...
"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute" ... AMEN!
And one of my favorites: "well timed silence hath more eloquence than speech"...
hahahahahahaha ... some poets, Odinsan, should take that last one to heart.
I enjoy thoughtful constructs that fire the synapses, such as this.
Peace ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
As usual, I am lost in your words as I listen, “to the sound of silence.” Still, they are entrancing and draw me in.

Ron
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
The older that I get the more that I believe in the old adage: Silence is Golden.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
ohhh the start of those uncaught before they begin
budd
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