Silent Whale



I heard the loudest noise of my life.

It didn't come from animals
or machines, or gods
or weary souls

It didn't come from politicians
all abound on self-serving missions

It didn't come from any place at all.
No single source. No central call.

Injustice. Control. Death. Profits. Slavery.

I heard the loudest noise of my life.

The noise was silence.
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Written on November 18, 2021

Submitted by dante_unknown on November 18, 2021

Modified on March 08, 2023

22 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme A xxx bb cc x A x
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 356
Words 73
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1

Dante Unknown

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6 Comments
  • robertrad2021
    beautiful poem, I especially liked how you ended said poem with an oxymoron.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • ggsunmoon
    i liked the poem . i think if you described differen sounds that the image would make the poem would have a more of a metaphoric effect. for instance
    no windbag incessant droning from politicians or something like that my 2 cents 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • kenya_s
    This one hits deep!
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Reminds me of the popular song - The Sound of Silence !
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • ivrybe
    Incredible.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Very compelling
    LikeReply 22 years ago

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