When Silence Cries

When silence cries
We hear no sound
As trees crash groaning
All around,
Falls on deaf ears
When species softly
As natural habitats
Are tossed
And voices once
So bright are lost.

When tongues are mute
With strangled speech
As witnesses
That cannot breach
The bars where
Tyranny is found
And violence in
Words are bound,
In shattered hearts
And broken minds
Will silent tears
Be left behind.

33 thoughts on “When Silence Cries

  1. Beautiful, as always…

      1. I really love your poetry, it’s always beautifully written!

  2. The tragedies I can’t refute,
    But, I admit, I, too, am mute.

  3. I must stop watching things like BBC Planet Earth.

    1. Ah the power of mass media documentaries…I stopped watchin “The History Channel” as well.

  4. Such beautiful, beautiful and sad words

    1. They merely reflect a beautiful, sad world.

  5. brilliance!

    1. There is indeed so much brilliance in nature. πŸ™‚

      1. You are one silly feline!

  6. So true and heartbreaking:( Beautifully said.

    1. Sigh. Thank goodness I can always lift my spirits by going to your blog and looking at your fascinating drawings.

  7. I do wish bleeding hearts and minds loose no faith… in faith there is hope… I hope that hope doesn’t fail us.
    You write well cubby as always !!!

    1. Thank you kindly Arjun. When even hope fails us, then we are truly lost.

      1. Hopefully. Hope doesnt fail us. πŸ™‚

  8. Ah true…interesting comments too…
    silence like cancer
    grows through our indifference
    rose garden of death

    1. I love it when your poetry randomly pops up. This is a really striking senryu/haiku. You should post this one on your blog.

      1. I’m happy you don’t mind when I comment using rhyme. This was such a very good popem, it inspired an answer in like form.

  9. Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Cubby Reowr wrote this lovely poem that I’d like to share.

  10. “Words are bound,
    In shattered hearts
    And broken minds
    Will silent tears
    Be left behind.”

    Meaningful lines.
    Thank you.

    1. I’m glad you found them meaningful. πŸ™‚

  11. Love it! Your poetry flows so effortlessly!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  12. very clever and flows brilliantly I read it a couple of times. I loved the feeling of the last stanza

    1. The first stanza originally had polar bears drowning in it. Fortunately Brian corrected me. Glad you liked this one. πŸ™‚

  13. Beautifully penned! Yes, soft treading apathy steals everything before we know its gone.

    1. Apathy is indeed a silent killer that is rarely ever held accountable.

  14. Your beautifully express the sad reality.

    1. Yes, this was a sad one. 😦

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