Moment of Silence [old poem]

A Poem By Madeline // 12/30/2017

PLEASE READ NOTE before reading
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There was a moment of silence
After the movie ended
Where nobody spoke.
And I sat there, for a minute
but then it drove me away.
And I stood in the kitchen
Listening to "What a Wonderful World" play
Flighty strumming.
A man sung about how
everything was good.
And I longed to be in there.
Among the mute bodies.
Sharing in that moment.
But I couldn't.
Do it, that was.
Walk in there.
In the face of emotion.
And be the thing they watched
So I waited
Until the appropriate time.
Slipped back in--so awkward--and
sat. In a moment he moved.
The music still played.
Everything broke and fell away.
Like pieces of...something.
Something that evaded me.
and still does.
To this day.
And sometimes I look back.
And I wish I was brave.

Comments

This is pretty relatable.

This is pretty relatable. Especially the ending. :) thank you for sharing this with us, Madeline. It's lovely to catch a glimpse of the writer's heart occasionally, and this one gave us a glimpse of yours. It's a sweet gift, really.

Damaris Ann | Sat, 12/30/2017

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

I needed to hear this,

I needed to hear this, Maddie... So relevant and timely. Thank you for your words ❤ I will go back and look at my old work and be unafraid! And more than that, be grateful to my younger writing self - especially for those moments of honesty (proud of your younger self, too!) which are the most generous moments of all. Will re-read your note when I need this reminder!

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 01/01/2018

I needed to read this. Thank

I needed to read this. Thank you.

Mary | Mon, 01/01/2018

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Thank you so much, lovely

Thank you so much, lovely ladies! <3

Madeline | Fri, 01/05/2018

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

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