Silence

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Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. 
Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. 

The only sounds you hear are the steady beating of your heart 
And the sounds coming from the gentle rising and falling of your chest. 
The weight of the silence presses down on your being. 
You close your eyes and tell yourself not to be afraid. 

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. 
Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. 

The on going silence turns to sounds 
You’ve never heard before, 
But you know they’re only in your head 
As you lie there on the floor. 

Crashing, banging 
People speaking 
Bumping, clanging 
Water leaking 

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. 
Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. 

You feel your mind is slowly slipping, 
While lying on the floor. 
Sanity has gone out skipping, 
And left you with no more. 

Cymbals, popping, fizzing, cracking 
Fireworks, this can’t be napping 

This empty room feels full of sound 
Yet you know that it’s still deafeningly quiet. 
The darkness comes in all around, 
Yet the sound 
You can’t defy it 

Jumping, laughing 
Your mother screaming 
Thumping, whacking 
Jesus gleaming 

Hear the car horn blaring 
Feel the people staring 

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale 
Bah-Bump. Bah-Bump. Bah- 
“Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore’” 

But in the end it’s only silence, 
The least harmless of them all. 
So why is it this very sound 
That’s caused so many to fall? 

Created: Dec 31, 2011

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