A Silence

Poem By Ruth Walters

You admonished me with your silence,
it filled the room like the eye of the storm.

I waited seven days for the rain to fall
but by the time the first dropp hit my face
I'd grown accustomed to the tension
and licked my lips, defiant.

I bit down hard and swallowed blood.
You begged to speak,
but silence you bestowed on me
and I returned the gift, real sweet.

Comments about A Silence

Steel and velvet colliding in a world of blood flowing revenge. Well done my friend.
Stylish and tension filled, violent and steadfastly resilliant.
I love this as it is like a snippet from a novel woven into poetic elegance. Very well done!

Rating Card

4,8 out of 5
3 total ratings

Other poems of WALTERS


The toe bone's connected to
lush grass, early mornings, bird song

The heel bone's connected to you,

If I Were A Flower

If I were a flower my petals would be fading now,
drooping and withering in the early summer
but if by chance you glanced my way to warm me through,
watered my weakened frame to give me strength,

A Little Hot Gossip

'She brushed her lips by his
so gently for a thrill,
and when he didn't flinch
it spurred her on.

Bottom Bits (Limerick)

My friend had a very large bottom
though she exercised every so often.
I giggled so much
and wanted to touch

All In The Game

At 3 she'd practice curtseying,
in the garden, by the tree.

At 5 she'd dance so daintily