Saturday, August 11, 2012

7/01/12

Here is my response to a Carry On Tuesday prompt that I never got around to posting.

I listen to the silence
Because it's better than
Listening to your empty
"I promise"
Or when you say
"I'm sorry"
And I know you don't mean it

Even worse is hearing you say
"I love you"
Because I know
You say it to keep me
Believing
So I listen to the silence
As you do also

16 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Ooo...a bit of hurt there. Good to get it down and set it free.

Jack said...

Sometimes, even the preferable thing can be a bit sad...

Mary said...

Laura, I hear you on this. Your point is well made. Better that one makes no promise than one that one can't carry through on. Silence is better than that!

PhotoDiction said...

Oh my - I really like this and how it captures so well the trap that people often fall into.

Green Speck said...

Ohh ... this was sad ...

Amy Pollard said...

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Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Laura Maria,

It is sad and very disheartening, when we realise that our words have fallen on deaf ears. Silence is never an ideal answer.

Eileen

Chèvrefeuille said...

What a wonderful poem, full of silence ... Silence can bve soothing, but also hurting.

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Poet Laundry said...

Ouch...so poignant. Boiled right down to the point, great write.

Kiana said...

Been there .... nicely written!

Paul Andrew Russell said...

A lovely piece of writing. :-)

myheartslovesongs.com said...

sometimes silence is better...

the pain came through beautifully.

mysinsations said...

Beautiful poem!

John G Evans said...

Very well done Laura! I applaud your great skill at writing down your poetic expressions; I empathize for the pain, I think we all have been there, I know I have. Your talent for writing is super and I also would like to thank you for the warm welcome in the Pantry....so nice of you!!

Dana Leah said...

so sad. but i listen to the silence too sometimes. x