Sunday, April 15, 2012

Silent Screams turns to Silent Tears

My Silent Screams

Along this silent path I do walk

Tears streaming down my cheeks
With wind whispers on my neck
His last words touch my ears
Over life he casts a snare
His dying wish
I do hear
With sorrow and despair
Holding in silent screams
That will turn
To silent tears
Among the star filled skies
In the middle of the moonlight
Out comes silhouette
For among the shadows he will be
Am I the person who is constantly hurting?
I try hard to be someone else
Someone who is aware of how I felt
The heart that beats
Is bittersweet
So release me from your memory

Oh Memories

Every day I wake in this barren place

Stare into black abyss
All I want is to be free again
To feel again
To feel warm and bright
The day is long
And the nights so drawn
Please release me from these silent
Calm and collected the mask reveals
How it hides
The Silent Screams that turns to Silent Tears

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I want to dedicate this to my special sweet friend and cousin Rita Richardson.. She gave me the wonderful title.

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Denise Handlon Level 8 Commenter 2 days ago
Beautiful poem, Deborah-and great line. Congrats on keeping up with the poems for April's NPM Kudos rated it up.

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lord de cross Level 8 Commenter 2 days ago
Wow Debbie! We felt the despair of a broken heart in the middle of the might waking up next to an unwanted love. I would feel so sorry for people that actually cannot find real love...and the strong reason to be alive!

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Frank Atanacio Level 8 Commenter 2 days ago
His last words touched my ears.. Our Ms Brooks you and Audrey are just hitting the 30/30 Hard Up and awesome

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mollymeadows Level 3 Commenter 2 days ago
I loved the lines "Am I the person who is constantly hurting?/I try hard to be someone else." I think we've all been there at one time or another. Great poem!

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anndavis25 2 days ago
Agony. I have felt it. An expressive poem
I am with you on the April challenge. Don't know if I will last. If I were writing prose, it would be easy, but poems are a greater challenge. Good luck. Ann
Voted up and across...(all but funny)

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Deborah Brooks  Author 2 days ago
thank you all.. I appreciated each one of you talented and wonderful hubbers and Friends.
Blessings to you all

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Vellur Level 5 Commenter 2 days ago
This touched my heart and left me teary eyed. Voted up.
Beautifully expressed.

Susan Joyner-Stumpf 2 days ago
Original great title describes the brokenness

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tobusiness Level 5 Commenter 2 days ago
Beautiful as usual, Debbie you're smoking. Voting up all the way

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writer20 Level 8 Commenter 2 days ago
You touched my heart as well, then I listened to Barbar's voice and the left me feeling sad.
Voted up and beautiful my friend, Joyce.

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KatrineDalMonte Level 6 Commenter 2 days ago
Beautiful and touching Debbie, well done and all the best :-)

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billybuc Level 7 Commenter 2 days ago
I was just telling Katrine, Debbie, that there are only five poets on HubPages who I read religiously and you are one of the five. Beautiful work and I so greatly appreciate the fact that you bring beauty into the world! Well done my friend; peace and happiness to you.

Flora Breen Robison 2 days ago
Gorgeous poem Debbie. Haunting and painful.
Re: the video you included:
I love Barbra's voice. the song goes well with this poem, She turns 70 years old this month. As part of Turner Classic movies' celebration they are airing a night of her films-including The Way we were-with this song.

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flashmakeit Level 4 Commenter 2 days ago
A beautiful poem and I love to hear Barbra Streisand sing. The video went with the poem very well.

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always exploring Level 8 Commenter 2 days ago
Beautiful poetry Debbie..

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teaches12345 Level 7 Commenter 46 hours ago
This is beautiful. I have always loved Streistand's version of this song and it is appropriately linked to this poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee Level 8 Commenter 40 hours ago
Voted up and awesome Debby. All those silent screams keep echoing.

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picklesandrufus Level 6 Commenter 39 hours ago
This poem took me to those times I have felt anguish. Great job!

Eiddwen profile image
Eiddwen Level 8 Commenter 39 hours ago
So so beautiful Debbie;again your words touch everyone's hearts.
Take care and enjoy your day.

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epigramman 35 hours ago
...dear dear Deborah - you are truly a writer's writer - and you tell such great stories in perfect poetic form - I am always in awe and admiration of you
sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 10:54am

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Vincent Moore Level 6 Commenter 35 hours ago
Your sister did indeed bestow a very touching title to your creation here. Your legion of followers also felt and commented on your work as I knew they would. A poet who can stir and mover a readers soul has done her/his work.
You my dear have done just this, along with the addition of Barbara's fine song Memory, it painted the beauty and sadness and melancholy so well with your title. We all have memories and you touched a chord here for many of us. Well done, bravo and voted Up.

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Deborah Brooks  Author 24 hours ago
Thank you all so much

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Deborah Brooks Author 22 hours ago
Always Exploring
thank you all you are so great in your own right.
Blessings to you

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Deborah Brooks  Author 22 hours ago
Epi my dear thank you your words honor me.. You are so loyal my friend
Vincent you and your poems have touched my life so many times You are such a romantic. I am honored my your words..
Heavens I am honored by all your words. I thank you all and have a wonderful day

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  1. "Please release me from these silent
    Calm and collected the mask reveals
    How it hides
    The Silent Screams that turns to Silent Tears"

    Bittersweet and profound.

    Beautifully done Debbie. Voted up and away!

  2. Great poem Debbie. A bit unusual for you. I concur with Susan that it is "bittersweet and profound". This has hints of a nightmare lover.
    Really interesting. Great job. I voted interesting and cool. Lee

  3. Thank you Susan and Lee I thank you.. I had fun writing it...

  4. Lovely home for all of your cool poetry Debbie, I like it very much.

    Keep up the awesome effort here too, because I think your on your way to the top of the web, with all of your lovable poems here as well. Cheers! to awesome poetry.

    Love your Cloud Explorer from Hubpages

  5. thank you my friend.. so good seeing you.. Blessings to you

  6. Wow, this one really makes one feel that deep pang into the heart!

    Superb poetry Debbie. In His Love, Theresa Davis