A Sudden Silence… #WritingWednesdays

Far away, the light now,
Once it was quite close;
Had you walked away?
I haven’t moved I know,
Silence between us grows,
Why did you not stay?

No reason I can think of,
But heavy the heart feels,
A friendship so strong,
How became that brittle?
Can’t any wounds heal?

Without that goodbye,
Left in the cold, I stand,
In a silence that haunts,
And a voice inside me,
Old fears rising again,
Points at me and taunts.


I’m co-hosting #WritingWednesdays with Write Tribe this week. The prompt for this Wednesday is a Wordle. In the image, there are 10 words. From these words, use a minimum of 4 words to a maximum of 10 words in your post for the week. You can write poetry, fiction or even ramble on; the style is your choice! You can then add your post’s links to the linky below it. Have fun!

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(Β© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
26th July, 2017)

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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.

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30 thoughts on “A Sudden Silence… #WritingWednesdays

    • Yes. It would be good if they tell us and then go silent. At least, we’d know what mistake it was, so it doesn’t happen again with others. Or if it wasn’t something earth-shattering and they over reacted. That closure is deserved, I feel.

      PS: Hope you participate too, Ishi. It’s a simple and fun prompt! πŸ˜€

  1. It pains a lot when friendship becomes a silent war just like that. But sometimes some relations and friendships are meant to be like that.
    P.S. I just finished with my MondayMusings and Wednesday prompt is here. Hope to participate before the Linky closes.

    • Yeah. A silent war does prick a lot more tan a wordful ending, SSJ. But yes, some friendships and relationships end that way. πŸ™

      PS: Write. No problem. You can do it! πŸ˜€

  2. Broken friendships without closure always leave you second guessing. I had a friend who did this once . She did it again and now I feel I should abandon our “friendship ” for good . A person who doesn’t face an issue but leaves the chasm to widen deserves to be left alone .
    Lovely prompt and great idea

    • Yes. Sadly so, Sunitha. That second guessing is torturuous, but we do do it to ourselves. Maybe you are right. I don’t know.

      Glad you liked the poem and the prompt. Thank you.

    • It is saddening, and that sadness kind of pricks and makes me keep wondering. But yeah, the world is like that, and no one needs to give a reason. Thank you, Vasantha.

  3. People need closure in life to move on, be it in friendship or love. Wondering what and why of a relationship going wrong is troubling to the heart and mind. Lovely poem.

  4. It’s difficult to move on when you dont get that closure from your past relationships. But when we dont get that resolution from the other person, it’s best to find one within our own self.
    A lovely expression, Vinay!
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  5. This is so brutally beautiful, Vinay. Once strong friendship when is lost without reason to point out, all we do is wonder and wait. I guess, everyone of us has such stories residing in the depth of our hearts. You write poems so beautifully, Vinay.
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  6. Always wonder about this.But I have learned only a few walk all the way.Most stay only for part of the journey.It’s not personal.It’s destiny.The poem makes me feel that you have felt the loss deeply.Linking up with a rambling post of mine .Will try the wordle.Looks interesting.
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  7. You have deeply crafted the emotions one feels when misses the old buddy. Many of my young friends have parted with dating a good bye. Often circumstances lead us to join and sometimes apart.

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