Chanel Jackson


Silence Kills - Poem by Chanel Jackson

Images flash in my mind
like pictures on a movie screen
playing over and over again.
Do I say something
or keep quiet?

The Silence pains me
ringing relentlessly in my ears.
Silence is like a slow death
eating away at your skin
like maggots on a rotten piece of mutton.

I must tell
For the sake of all man.
The eyes of silence burn through me
and thoughts overflow in my head.
My body torn as I try to fight
I watch bodies hang lifeless
as Silence advances in this battle.
This insignificant war of abstract colors
slowly killing the true essence of man.


Comments about Silence Kills by Chanel Jackson

  • (3/26/2007 5:20:00 AM)

    the love of talent ad it pains in this poem
    The Silence pains me
    ringing relentlessly in my ears.
    Silence is like a slow death
    eating away at your skin
    like maggots on a rotten piece of mutton.
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  • (10/26/2006 4:56:00 PM)

    Dear Chanel : D
    This poem is so nice and very poetically disturbing......but of course in a good way. I would definately pull this out and read it during a study hall(lol :) ) even if I needed to study. Its very entertaining. Ur an awesome writer.


    Alicia
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 29, 2010


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