Sound of silence

by Gonia January. 14, 2017 1196 views




Hello darkness, my old friend, 

I've come to talk with you again, 

Because a vision softly creeping, 

Left its seeds while I was sleeping, 

And the vision that was planted in my brain 

Still remains Within the sound of silence


In restless dreams I walked alone 

Narrow streets of cobblestone, 

'Neath the halo of a street lamp, 

I turned my collar to the cold and damp

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light 

That split the night 

And touched the sound of silence


And in the naked light 

I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more

People talking without speaking, 

People hearing without listening, 

People writing songs that voices never share 

And no one dared 

Disturb the sound of silence


"Fools" said I, 

"You do not know, silence like a cancer grows

Hear my words that I might teach you, 

Take my arms that I might reach you" 

But my words like silent raindrops fell, 

And echoed

In the wells of silence



And the people bowed and prayed 

To the neon god they made 

And the sign flashed out its warning, 

In the words that it was forming 

And the signs said, 

"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

And tenement halls

And whisper'd in the sounds of silence


music is here





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