The Sound of Silence

Alone in the palace of one, with the alarm it began

Ringing and Ringing, waking from noisy dream

Task switched, coffee machine purred

One by one, got life and sound

Air for carriage, my ears for destination.
Clocks ticked, second by second

A reminder to me, be not indolent

Noise was lonely, so music joined

Bells gonged, cars honked

Over and over, added on.
Goodbye, said the sun

And went home, for fun

Leaving me in the dark

Lying alone on my bed

Listening to the last clock.
“Ah! Silence at last! How nice!”

Not did I utter, and out went the power

Air became still, Dark to darker

A slow ringing, reaching my ear

Went higher and higher, source unknown

Tossing and turning, but can’t shake off.

Lonely and terrifying

Silence became deafening

Drowning in the dark, longing for a sound

Hours passed, or minutes, not known

Until a sound reached my ears, pleasant and priceless

Stopping the sound of silence, A cricket’s chirp

By Poornima, India

2 thoughts on “The Sound of Silence

  1. This is really a wonderful poem. The title having a paradox structure pleases a lot. A mechanised view of human world is always appealing. I liked the way poem ends..Stopping the sound of silence, A cricket’s chirp..Nice work 😍🤩🤩👍

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