The Silence…

But this silence, it embraces my letter,
I lift my quill, in my mind, forget the ink.
Your pain I share, yet it cannot feel better,
For the arrows I shot, wounded deep I think;
But this silence, it tightens the past fetters,
Revives memories unwanted in a wink.
If love can kill, unforgotten remains this,
Nothing is deadlier; than that final kiss.

Shared at One Shot, Form Monday and Poets Rally.

Image from HERE

Β© Leo 01/06/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

69 thoughts on “The Silence…”

  1. The last line conveys very strong emotions…really enjoyed the poem.

    @Martin: I wanted to convey that in the line, yes! Glad you enjoyed the poem! πŸ™‚

  2. Whoa on this line!
    ‘I lift my quill, in my mind, forget the ink’

    Very captivating image, yet apt. Powerful write. πŸ™‚

    @Dheepi: Thanks very much! Glad you liked it and felt a line to be memorable in it as well πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  3. Excellent Poem, I felt every word and the image does it mad justice.

    @Blaque: Thank you! πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it and found it to be excellent!

  4. It’s an amazing coincidence cuz just last night, I watched a Perry Mason movie with the EXACT same theme.. only, it was literally deadly!

    Well penned, L.. I am only hoping this was fiction..

    @Kavi: It isn’t completely fiction. Glad you liked it.! I’ve read almost all Perry Mason books! He’s one of my favorite crimesolvers! πŸ˜€

  5. Right through the heart:

    “If love can kill, unforgotten remains this,
    Nothing is deadlier; than that final kiss.”

    Great poem. Thank you for sharing.

    @KnightsHeart: Glad you liked the ending couplet! πŸ™‚

  6. This one is wonderful! I’m truly blown away. Every single line was just so wonderful!

    @Antara: Thank you! Glad you liked every line! πŸ™‚

  7. Wow your words really make one think
    With a nudge and a wink
    As that last line rings true
    For the last kiss is more deadly than one that is new
    Bringing about a longing that won’t go away
    At least until a far off day
    Enjoyed the poem
    As I came to roam

    @Pat Hatt: Thank you. Glad you liked the poem that I’ve written here! And I do like the reply you’ve given too!

  8. Even when you write in silence the result is so amazing! I hope your silence is read!

    @Seabell: My thoughts are more focused when I’m silent, but my silence doesn’t matter to many.

  9. beautiful write… I always wonder how you express emotions so well…
    totally loved this one…

    @Raji: Glad you loved it. Even I wonder if I really do express the emotions well..

  10. Once again you have constructed a strong poem to convey an emotion that is hard to explain. I’m in awe of how flexible your pen can be.

    “For the arrows I shot, wounded deep I think”

    Simply, wow.

    @McGee: Thank you. Glad you felt the emotions involved with the poem, and felt my pen to be flexible!

  11. Its nice. I like surprise endings, and keeping the personal influences (if you might had any) aside, I think the poem delivers its winner at the end.


    @Mihir: I’ve had a personal influence, yes.. and glad you felt the end to be winning.

  12. Goodness, I could almost feel your heartache.

    There’s no pain that hurts as deep as a last goodbye, for whatever the reason.

    Beautiful writing!

    @Daydreamertoo: Thanks! Yes, no deeper pain. That is very true!

  13. You have a very romantic way of writing, I love it. ‘I lift my quill, in my mind, forget the ink.’ Brilliant! It’s hard-hitting, but beneath it all lies veiled hurt. That’s what I get from this πŸ™‚

    @mypastmademe: Glad you felt my way of writing is romantic. Thanks! πŸ™‚ Veiled hurt, yes. You are right. ..

  14. wow. hot.

    when true love between two persons happen, that’s what they do…you are still young, right at the perfect stage.

    bless you.
    Happy Rally.

    @Jingle: been there, had that. πŸ˜› God bless you too! πŸ™‚ Happy Rally dear.

  15. Oh the aftermath of a couples quarll can leave a stillness that chills the bone. Where hope caves in and a whole can begin to grow. This was great you explained with depth, the bitterness of this a fights aftermath, and remorse of ever having it. Hope things go well. Have a great Rally

    No feeling is without cause,


    @ShoelessBoyWonder: Yes, you’re right. Hopes fall in, voids begin growing.. That’s all so true.. Glad you liked my poem, and have a wonderful Rally as well..!

  16. heartfelt… thanks, so expressive, a conscience prick reminder and a heart pauser of a poem. :] xx

    @Catie: Thank you very much..! Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  17. Dark and moving… Silence brings the mysterious uncertain atmosphere. Great poem!

    @Magda: Yes, it does that most certainly! Glad you liked it..

  18. This is just so touching.And yes,”nothing is deadlier than that final kiss”. Amazing how you’ve managed to put these bitter-sweet sensations in to perfect harmony within your words….Lovely indeed.

    @CareFreeWanderer: Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚ I am glad to have put my emotions to words in a right way. Thank you!

  19. Very nicely done. What a wonderfully written piece. The emotion is powerful, bare for all to see. The picture is a very nice accompaniment. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    @Fred: Yes, it is bared for all to see, the emotion. Glad you liked it, and found it well written πŸ™‚

  20. A big WOW Leo, this poem left me breathless…

    @Sam: What a coincidence, it had the same effect on me too πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!

  21. Hello Leo.
    This is so sad. You write of love and love lost very well. This line is striking “I lift my quill, in my mind, forget the ink.”

    Well done!

    (Thank you for the kind words)

    @Andy: Thank you for returning the visit and liking my poem as well πŸ™‚

  22. There is that subtle shift of feelings, from being sad, to morose, to being vindictive…that final kiss!

    @Amity: Not vindictive. Just a sad goodbye. Maybe the saddest…

    • and why it has to end that way? the photo shows a lovely couple not about to part with that kiss πŸ˜›

      @Amity: The last kiss is the longest usually, coz the love of before will be trying to hold on for as long as it is possible!

      • a useless thought…last kiss longest? then why should they have to end things?

        let the last kiss be the beginning of a better, happier relationship… πŸ˜›

        just my opinion! πŸ˜€

        @Amity: No, the thought is not useless. When you are truly in love, the love doesn’t want to let go. The final kiss to me is longest, as the love tries to rekindle itself. Sometimes the flames are reignited, sometimes not.

        • hmmmm….each to his own really… πŸ™‚
          nice reaction you’ve made to my useless comment πŸ˜›

          @Amity: Yes, I guess so..

  23. Well done! So much sorrow expressed that rings true for any lost love. Thanks for sharing!

    @Birchtreepastor: Yes. Lost love can be disgruntlinh and sad. Nothing more so than that!

  24. I like the image you have with the prose. They fit together nicely and your choice of words
    keep the image alive as the words are read!

    @PoetryRoad: Glad you felt the image came alive through the words!

  25. I feel a deep sense of loss and sadness. You did a fine job conveying it with your words.

    @Peggy: Yes, sadness in the loss is definitely there!

  26. utterly riveting, each line built the rawness in the words….

    @A.B. : Yes, coz it is from my heart I guess πŸ™‚ Glad you felt it riveting!

  27. So true, the last kiss. Your poem pierces the heart, and I love it for doing so. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    @Leonargo: Glad u liked it. πŸ™‚ Yes, that last kiss is deadly! πŸ˜›

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