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Silence.

A language that everyone speaks.
       But one that we are not able to hear.

A place where emotions and abandonment meet.
       Of which we are forced to confront our buried fears.

There are no more lessons that the agents of society can teach.
       An infinite amount of words expressed through a solitary tear.

People dish out advice but never practise what they preach.
       A language with the same traits as a hopeful prayer.

A society where people judge others, as they sit back in their self proclaimed seats.
       They can no longer understand you and they aware of the darkness that draws near.

Many lives led but we are all accompanied by the same drumbeat
       Maybe you don't want to be heard but people will forcefully lend an ear.

Lips fused together, unintentionally bounded.
      Some how you can still feel stranded even though you're surrounded.

Tongues constrained by a row of teeth.
      The mirror reveals your outline but obscures what lies beneath.

Thoughts thought but never brought forward.
      Social occasions begin to turn pointless and awkward.

If the thoughts were brought forward they would never understand.
      Eventually they will use it against you, in order to get the upper hand.

A one-way conversation with yourself that has no end.
      In order to revert back to normality, we all must block out the voices and pretend.

Smile and be the person they all want us to be.
      But tell me with all these requirements, can we ever be free?

If you don't stand in line, it means you stand out.
      Regardless if you're caught in a paradigm occupied by your own doubts.

So I have no choice but to;

Avoid the suspicions, the negativity and the violins.

               Avoid the flashing lights, the warnings signs and the sirens.

                             Avoid the profanity, the injustice and the violence.

                                      And accept their assistance, advice and their guidance.


Because they just won't let me be alone…



                                                                     With my silence.




Kela lewis-morin
Okay this is one piece that I am really proud of. Im not sure why but I guess I can relate to it and I feel I expressed this in the best possible way I can. I wanted to explore silence. The power of it and what it does. How it alienates others and yourself. But also what it brings to life and any given situation. People resent it. But its something that everyone does and experiences. I really hope this makes sense and it works. Let me know what you think guys :)
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Leonaa1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
That's beautiful
with the emotions :(
I love it !!
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siminim Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Beautiful! I relate to it well too.
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Beautifulrosepeddle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done.
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moonahmed Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Because they just won't let me be alone…



With my silence.
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent. I am glad you are proud of it - worth the writing and thoughts.
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messie2624 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!
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PoemsPoet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Writer
Very nice... You are an amazing writer. Don't ever stop. : )
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HinPink Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Writer
This is fantastic. That second and third line drew me in right away :)
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AnnieOhh624 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, and relatable :)

My favorite lines were:
"Tongues constrained by a row of teeth.
The mirror reveals your outline but obscures what lies beneath"

and

"If you don't stand in line, it means you stand out.
Regardless if you're caught in a paradigm occupied by your own doubts."

I love the use of imagery and they way you portrayed the truth of silence. Job well done!
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akos2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You have spoken from my heart. And a what a powerful choice of words trough the entire poem! I am amazed.
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MissTsukii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AFter i read this poem of yours, i was in silence....really it took me a while to come back to earth. this is just EPIC! you have penned silence wonderfully, this emotion can fill pages of books! I wrote a poem with the title silence too. PLease when you have time, check it out. Same plot, but different script ;)

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I LOVE YOUR POEMS! xD
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Aireansa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You have some very powerful and moving things here. Awesome. Just simply awesome.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Writer
thank you :) that means alot to me thank u for the watch please feel free to check out any of my work anytime :)
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Aireansa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome and will do. =)
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing and very well written!
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you so much this made me smile :) please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
Haha oh trust me I will, but you have to promise to do the same!
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KodokuNoNana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   General Artist
Interesting ideas!
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
thank you :) I am glad you like it
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Folded-Note Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely. The format...the format was..lovely.

Now, the positives.
You can use big words, but not oversize ones.
You write with confidence.
Came out wonderful.

Negatives:
The hell you doing? You keep writing something lovely, and it makes so much sense. Then it clashes with the silence, and makes a discordant noise.
You jumped all around with comparisons, none having a common link. That's about it.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) lol I am glad you like it :) please feel free to check out some of my other works if you like :)
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Manigran Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see why this is a piece you're really proud of. It's really thought provoking and well written. Beautiful job.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) so much as always it means alot to me :)
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Manigran Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure.
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toriibluee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Beautiful! Your wording and structure is so eloquent.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) thats nice of you to say :) please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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Lilalilypad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, just beautiful!!:D
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) this means alot to me :) please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
powerful :) I wish I could favorite this like 3 times <3
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) this means alot to me :) thank you please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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MonicaArlene Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful! Your rhyming is perfect and your word choice creates such a clear vision of loneliness. Great job on this piece!
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahhh thank you :) so much this made me smile I am glad you like it :) please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
You should be proud of it. This was really good and deep.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahhh thank you :) this made me smile
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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The-Scarlet-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply excellent. Please, do not consider me a nit-picker, but you used the wrong form of 'their' in line ten. In stead of 'their' it should be 'they're', as in 'they are'. Please do not take offense to this, I am merely trying to help. This a wonderful poem, by the way. :)
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) I wont take offence my grammar is atrocious at times thank you :) it means alot to me please feel free to check some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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The-Scarlet-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:3 I will
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you this is nice you have a nice day too :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :huggle:
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qalaxies Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This is so powerful and true. Beautiful even. You deserve recognition. A true poet. You really know how to harness raw feeling into words.


Sorry if that sounded sappy. Had to say it. <3
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) this really made me smile thank you because I've been doubting myself of recent. Please feel free to check some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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AzialSilvara Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well done.
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
thank you :) it means alot to me
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is beautiful :o
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) this made me smile
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MebutREAlizeD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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pspp222 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Very deep. I really love all the details in this. Well put together.~
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KelaLewis-Morin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
ahh thank you :) it means alot to me :) please feel free to check out some of my other works anytime if you like :)
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