Learn More

Ruth L. Rivers


The Silence of Night


The silence I am with
Comforts
Stills
Surrounds
The silence is not real
Full
Constant
Chaotic
The silence is for me
Friendly
Hopeful
Peace
The silence becomes
All
Nothing
Ambiguity

No child to remind me I'm not alone
Little patter of feet to keep me up
Cries for 'mom' are far from this home
No last night time kisses and hug
The crickets sing there woeful tunes
Sounds of cars and screeching tires
Baby's scream and mother to sooth
Sounds of an urban type comical ire
The slamming of near neighbor’s door
TV blares a messy reality reminder
Silence carries drive by bass to poor
Teenager’s worried yells are a timer
Late night bacon from downstairs
Orange light filters in the windows
Revving motorcycle give night flair
Sounds of silence continue to grow

By Ruth L. Rivers
Aug. 4,2009

Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Silence of Night by Ruth L. Rivers )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Not A Sound, Tango Tango
  2. - People? - (Haiku), Joe Muschaweck
  3. 男人赋, qin xing
  4. Genetic Predisposition Towords Violence, Is It Poetry
  5. Wild Is The Churning Of The Winds, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  6. Honesty, Nassy Fesharaki
  7. Do Not Be Serious, Kumarmani Mahakul
  8. 24/7, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  9. You Show Me Safe, Susan Lacovara
  10. What's Wrong WithThe Grown-ups, Zion Odeyemi

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]