Linking this with the Half Marathon at The Blog Chatter Day 8, The Poetry Pantry at Poets United,
The Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and Daily Post.
The Sound of Silence
Over the sound of laughter,
Of the gossip between friends,
Of parents scolding children,
Heard is an echo of gunshots;
Of screams slowly building up,
Then the sound of footsteps,
Confused, hurried, frightened,
Searching the sound of silence.
It’s sad enough to wake up to news of terror that terrified a part of, if not the world. But today, the news was just as I was going to bed… “Gunshots at a mall in Munich”. It might soon reach a state where people can no longer not be indifferent to such news. I hope it will not come to that.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 23rd July 2016)