You have no friends for company

So you entertain your transparent ghosts

Together you walk hand in hand

With your translucent hosts


They feed you words of violence

Used to break the perfect silence


You stare at the walls in misery

So you listen to your invisible demons

Together you talk face to face

With your crystalline fiends


Their lies you happily spread

Open their mouths to be spoon-fed


When you try to tell the truth

You choke & splutter

But when you tell your lies

They slip from your tongue like butter


When you try to tell the truth

You cough & stutter

But when you tell your lies

They slide out with each word you utter


You have no friends for company

So you listen to your transparent fiends

Together you speak mouth to mouth

With your translucent demons


They feed you words of violence

Used to crack the tranquil silence


You stare at the walls in misery

So you entertain your invisible hosts

Together you sleep arm in arm

With your crystalline ghosts


Their lies you defiantly spread

Open their mouths to be force-fed


With your Ghosts & Hosts

& your Demons & Fiends

Your every Word of Violence

Is now finally met with our Silence


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  • orchidee

    Aww, I was about to sing, then you said and write about the word I hate to hear: Silence! heehee

    • Unsub

      This page is my library! SILENCE!


    • Saxon Crow

      Shhhhh! No shouting in my head!

      • Unsub

        Yes please do keep it down!


      • Laura


        A very interesting and
        intriguing piece of writing!
        Reading between the lines
        was most enjoyable! 😉

        In reading “Silence “,
        the mental screams
        were deafening!

        You’re a master at
        conveying a message!

        Well done!

        As always...


        • Unsub


          always a little layer just beneath the surface.

          A master? Oh ok I'll take that. Ego happily inflated for the day! LOL!



        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          I have to say I like rhyming poetry Dan. The words here slip from your mouth like butter.

          Ex animo, Alan

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            well it's written as a lyric so the rhyming sequence made it easier to perform vocally & works better to a specific tempo.



          • dusk arising

            Story of my life m8..... the smile is superficial

            • Unsub


              well obviously you were my inspiration for this one! LOL!

              I did paint a superficial smile on this morning but the rain has washed it away so back to grumpy mumpy!


            • Goldfinch60

              With those transparent ghosts around you at least you can see the light through them and when they move that light will shine on you in harmony and rhythm.


              • Unsub


                bugger off! This is supposed to dark & here you go again finding light in the darkest recesses...again!! LOL!

                I like the idea of light shining on me in harmony & rhythm though; I shall think about that when it's recorded.

                Have a great day my friend,


                • Goldfinch60

                  Harmony and rhythm are a fine part of our lives.


                • sylviasearcher

                  This made me feel like playing with the demons in my head, because they are my only real friends and at least it is better than the silence outside...

                  • Unsub


                    the demons in my head help create the words I write; you know when an angel pops in to scare them off because I write a mushy love poem for Carys!! LOL!

                    I am quite comfortable with the demons in my head; we have some great conversations & laughs together.

                    Thanks for dropping in to read & comment. Hope the storms are not affecting you too much!


                  • Jason Vancelette (AKA Pharaoh33)

                    Wow..ivebeen there before many times...i can relate personally and also can associate or w many drug addicts and fiends who I have known..great body of work ...you never write anything bad though...xxxxooo

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                      You just never see my bad writing! For every good piece there are 20 bad ones!


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