John Sensele

Gold Star - 46,153 Points (12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

In Silence - Poem by John Sensele

In silence, I monitor an undernourished baby's cry
When a mosquito hovering near my mosquito net
Maneuvers near a cot to bite the baby and to fly a lie
In which the gnat believes when it misses the target.

In silence, I gather my thoughts
When in the confines of my bedroom
Pictures and videos of daily failures and noughts
Assail my modus operandi, urging me to anticipate a boom.

In silence, I discard the din of the ratrace
Pitting one protagonist against an antagonist
Whose machinations waylay every trace
Of progressive initiatives to promote a pacific pianist.

In silence, I watch in horror the indifference
Society displays when gender based violence holds sway
Deleting any progress women register to reach a confluence
Where domestic issues resolve differences everyday.

In silence, my heart bleeds when a child repelled by parental neglect
Runs into streets of Kitwe Business District to a life of brutality
Sleeping in the open, feeding and scavenging for food crumbs tycoons elect
To discard with scorn, a semblance of extravagance and immaturity.

Topic(s) of this poem: poems

Form: Free Verse


Comments about In Silence by John Sensele

  • Simon MwilaSimon Mwila (3/1/2017 3:09:00 AM)

    Sobre, Intruiging.. Thank you (Report)Reply

    John SenseleJohn Sensele(3/19/2017 5:10:00 AM)

    You're welcome, Simon.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/5/2016 1:09:00 AM)

    I gather my thoughts! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    John SenseleJohn Sensele(9/5/2016 4:21:00 AM)

    Always honoured to see your dissection, Edward. Much appreciated. God bless you, John

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/5/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    In silence, my heart bleeds when a child repelled by parental neglect
    Runs into streets of Kitwe Business District to a life of brutality
    Sleeping in the open, feeding and scavenging for food crumbs tycoons elect
    Great poem with so compassionate a message. Thanks poet for sharing such a nice poem.10++ for it.
    Subhas
    (Report)Reply

    John SenseleJohn Sensele(9/5/2016 4:22:00 AM)

    Much appreciated, Subhas. It's comments such as yours that give me a reason to continue polishing my poetry craft. God bless you, John

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 6 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Monday, September 5, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 5, 2016


[Report Error]