SILENCE IN THE BROKEN

 

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Trudging along the lonely track

dragging along a threadbare sack

that which leaves a bloody trail

years of pains borne on his bent shoulders

the soul has taken in too much

A bolt of lightning hit the ground

There was silence.

 

Gloomy shadows fell over the streets

Evening winds moaned into the roads

His weak soul longed to swirl in a dimension

Where winds rose to whistle into ears

And fall leaves rustling in the wind

Then the dogs wailed in the darkness.

There was silence.

 

 

Moreover, in the distance a brightly glowing lamp

Returned the memories of long-lost peace

Tears streamed down his shrivelled face

He looked up to the dark clouds

Clasping his thickly veined hands

He screamed: โ€œHeaven, please.โ€

There was another silence

 

The wind blew the curtain strips apart

six strange eyes looked to the sentry

The wind blew in a gauntly MAN

Whose eyes danced wickedly to an unsung dirge

the curtain strips began their frenzy dance

There was silence

 

Slumped on the cold hard ground

The curtains parted

Smiling weakly at the boy

Whose body lay cold in the ground

Not wiping the sad tears off his face

A cat shrieked

There was total silence

 

16 responses to “SILENCE IN THE BROKEN”

  1. Olatunji Fisayo Avatar
    Olatunji Fisayo

    The silences are troubling.

    I’m not sure i’ve gained comprehension of this poem yet. My thoughts are all over the place.
    The old man in the first verse, the boy whose body lay cold in the ground; ๐Ÿค”I need to connect these pieces.

    If you wont help me, i’ll read and read again till i come to full understanding of it. In my own time that is.

    I just could not wait to my instant view of the subject matter. Ohk! See ya๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Many people can’t seem to get it so i’ll explain what the poem is all about on my next podcast show dear.

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      1. Olatunji Fisayo Avatar
        Olatunji Fisayo

        Thank you dearie for taking your time to explain. Lightening, Lamp; who could have thought? It’s all crystal now.

        Regina’s view๐Ÿ˜ That’s the beauty of poetry(art, generally), it can give deeper meanings than a writer intends.

        Very well done dear. Of your lime, keep making lemonade ๐Ÿ‘

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      2. You are welcome ๐Ÿ™

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  2. Anthony Wale Ogunyale Avatar
    Anthony Wale Ogunyale

    A great place of power and healing – SILENCE. The quieter you become, the more your hear.

    Well done Nike!๐Ÿ‘

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  3. ashioba stella Avatar
    ashioba stella

    When u are silence, ur inner ear and mind is open

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  4. Tega Oghenechovwen Avatar
    Tega Oghenechovwen

    a
    sad
    poetry
    to enjoy.
    Thankyou

    Liked by 1 person

    1. you’re welcome friend

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  5. i almost cried. nice piece dear

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww
      sorry i awakened your emotions
      Thank you for dropping by

      Like

  6. chukwudi onyewuchi Avatar
    chukwudi onyewuchi

    A majestic piece again from Nike. You keep on improving with every post. I wait eagerly for your podcast.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dr. Twins Oshigbo Avatar
    Dr. Twins Oshigbo

    This is when the elements of the earth conspires to either put you in a state of phantasmagoria or reality. On this one, the elements of the earth were the obvious meddlesome interlopers which brought gloom, sarcasm and eventual enervation of the boy.

    P.S: love your metaphorical expressions. In fact, your usage of figurative language is dope.

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  8. Babalola David Opeyemi Avatar
    Babalola David Opeyemi

    Well, the troubles of life can be heavy on us and pull us down, knowing that we e can’t do it all by ourselves and calling on the Most Supreme being brings us peace, however, earth, no matter how rosy or tough it might be for individuals, we shall fall (die) one day and never to rise here on earth again, but in the afterlife where Peace can be eternal. What I drew out of your writing… Weldone, Boot Lady

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