Headphones | Teen Ink


November 13, 2009
By Poems BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
Poems BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stepping into an ever expanding field of ignorance..." Richard P. Feynman


They all wear headphones
Deaf to the world surrounding them
Only aware and alive to the music they hear
They are deaf before their time
Blind before they’ve seen
Mute before they’re silenced

Some take off their headphones
Horrified by the world they see
Diseased, disfigured, dying
They scream for help
Try to shake loose the man made hypnotism

To no avail
Their ears are plugged
Their eyes are closed
Their mouths are corked

Unknowingly bribed into silence
For a quarter the actual price
So no one hears, or sees, or speaks
They all wear headphones

The author's comments:
This came to me on the bus when I saw every single peron wearing headphones. And it bothered me for some reason.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Aug. 1 2011 at 4:03 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.

-emanuel litvinoff

accurate. did you know someone once said writers see the truth that no one wants to hear??

on Jul. 23 2011 at 6:23 am
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
79 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

This is very interesting! I can definitely relate to that, and you're a very good writer. Nicely done!

on Dec. 4 2009 at 12:45 pm
Onceknown BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
Courage is doing what your afraid to do
There can be no courage unless your scared
-Eddie Rickerbacker

Amazing, but creepy. Amazingly creepy and true.