She Is Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lillian is hosting poetics with an invitation to use one or more movie titles from the Razzies listed as line in a poem.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – A Razzie Or Two

I chose the movie title – The Lonely Lady (1983)

Photo: MICHOFF at pixabay.com

“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do.” Anais Nin

She Is Silence

I've seen her before,
she's from every town,
heavy with sigh,
head to the ground,
she is silence within silence,
a reminder of a popular song,
disengaged,
eyes somewhere else,
feet never collecting dust,
her words make no sound.
Once she may have smiled,
even loved,
but now she appears to be
the lonely lady,
preoccupied,
staring through.


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12 Comments

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12 responses to “She Is Silence – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A sad poem about aging. I’ve seen her before, silence within silence

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  2. You’ve described her so well. (I think there’s a word missing in the first line?) Do hope you’ll complete the survey on OLN LIVE: have heard from many and all answers are very helpful.
    I most liked these words here
    “heavy with sigh,
    head to the ground,
    she is silence within silence,” and her feet never collecting dust.
    Excellent imagery.

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  3. So sad. I look at aging as a gift. I am not ready for the end of this life, but I do look forward to the next, wherever and whatever that may be.

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  4. A good description of older people without connections to the community or own children. xx Michael

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  5. beautiful and poignant piece ❤

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  6. sanaarizvi

    This is incredibly deep and poignant, Paul! I especially resonate with; “she is silence within silence, a reminder of a popular song.”💘💘

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