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Echo of Silence

April 29, 2009
By _TruStr_ PLATINUM, Muskegon, Michigan
_TruStr_ PLATINUM, Muskegon, Michigan
26 articles 7 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt- Mark twain

Embraced with such a smile
The arms of sweet lonely
Swallow me in under its umbrella
Feeding off of it
The skies mourn over something the Earth just cannot fathom

Swept up by an epidemic
The hoarse pleas of victims fall silent
Upon deaf ears a cry resounds
Loosened by terror, limbs carry no rebound

Night has come and forever stays,
for when the sun rises no one shall notice
The orange, and red, and pink
That lights the skies
An echo aluminated by a child's hopeless eyes

Breathing hurts when you have scarred lungs
The mental pictures of such render you afraid

With a life that falls up and out
With a hand that carries, but is empty
A mind that is restless
A soul that is dead

The author's comments:
This poem is based on the book Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is quite compelling; about yellow fever back in 1793 in philadelphia. I suggest it to everyone since swine fever is such a talked about subject right now.
At first I didn't have much of a title for this, but then a friend of mine read it before I posted and suggested the title I have.

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