Ben Paynter

Rookie - 150 Points (Midwest)

but when the flames of fires touch your eyes


The leaves are gone; the world’s gone to sleep
The grass is brown the earth is dark and bare
And if you look beyond that silent peak
Silence is there

Then in the morning when the world’s young
When all the children still sigh in their sleep
Before the fog is lifted from the ground
Silence creeps

But when the flames of fires touch your eyes
When everything you’ve loved leaves you alone
When even moons refuse to wax and wane
Silence moans

So I will walk upon this sidewalk loud
And sing old songs that have no melody
In hopes that with this lonely clamoring
Silence leaves

Submitted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Edited: Saturday, November 13, 2010

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  • Gold Star - 18,608 Points Chinedu Dike (1/7/2015 8:15:00 PM)

    A lovely diction, well articulated and nicely penned. A deep and nice poem. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Steffi Webster (4/28/2008 5:07:00 AM)

    There is such depth and soul in this poem Ben that it is quite breathtaking. Another literary masterpiece and I salute you for it.
    xxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lindsay Snider (3/1/2007 8:09:00 PM)

    This is really good. You are very talented.
    Take care and much love
    Lindsay
    eskimemo32@uti.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Suzan Gumush (11/28/2006 5:02:00 PM)

    Excellent verse enjoyed reading this one! Best wishes suzan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sylvia Spencer (11/28/2006 1:28:00 PM)

    Ben this is just beautiful your words are so true and I think Sandra has said it all. brilliant work Cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (11/20/2006 5:29:00 PM)

    Wonderful work. You have a very unique poetic voice. Write on, Ben.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Walter Burns (11/15/2006 6:40:00 PM)

    'lonely clamoring'- i like that. This poem has nice pacing and is very satisfying. (Report) Reply

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