Treasure Island

Sonya Florentino

(Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

# # # The Scream (inspired by the famous painting)


The air is thick with silence
The emptiness deafens
My mouth gasps open
but echoes nothingness

I have reached the edge
The sky is red

I am deaf-mute
This is my lament

I am the forgotten song
on a bridge called
Loneliness


© 2009 Sonya Florentino

Submitted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Edited: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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  • Chuck Audette (3/4/2010 4:41:00 PM)

    Read somewhere that a volcanic eruption (Krakatoa?) was the reason for the colorful sky. Lovely poem. I have one on this subject as well, 'the scream, explained'. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • nomad omnia (1/9/2010 3:51:00 AM)

    Sonya, your poems just keep getting better. The ones posted over the last few days are quite simply brilliant. Nomad (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (1/7/2010 6:31:00 AM)

    Powerful imagery.Inspired metaphors.
    I agree with Alison. This is superb
    poetry.10/10.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (1/4/2010 2:17:00 AM)

    The paradoxes you share mirror the canvass that inspired them. Your red sky is particularly brilliant. Superb poetry. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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