Treasure Island

Musa Ndhlovu

(1994 April 04 / SOUTH AFRICA MPUMALANGA)

A SILENT GUN


You don't need a big bang
You can just be invinceabl
You can only be seen by those who knows
You can never be heard

Whenever they make noises in class
The noises to answer questions
You can be there doing nothing about it
You can pretend to not know.

A silent gun don't need a big bang
It is seen by the damage it did
A silent gun don't fight for position
It just do what it dose best.

I don't need to blow my own trumpet
I don't need to show how best I can do
I don't even bother making noise
I don't fight back in words.

Give me a pen and a paper to show you
Give me the task I perform best
Give me the victim to attack
My victim is a question paper to answer
I am, I am the Silent Gun.

Submitted: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Edited: Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

ZANELE SMANGALISO MASANGO, A FRIEND OF MINE WHOM I LOVE, YET SO HUMBLE AND KIND. SILENT SHE IS.

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  • Chris Cariad (11/2/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    A silent gun don't need a big bang
    It is seen by the damage it did
    A silent gun don't fight for position
    It just do what it dose best.

    Really great work here. (Report) Reply

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