silent song bird

silence by anelephantcant

silence by anelephantcant

the view is very different since
my world turned upside down
when once I was the leading man
I am now the tearstained clown

I think I can write the perfect script
but each time I find the wrong word
you read the scene and leave the stage
sad as a silent song bird

I never know quite what to say
though thoughts tumble from my tongue
the lines are etched around my eyes
but only last week I was young

my mind drifts off into the clouds
I cannot concentrate
I am aware for years to come
I will endure the longest wait

because my love I’ll wait for you
I do not have a choice
the only sound that I can hear
is the silence of your voice

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless.
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6 Responses to silent song bird

  1. Indira says:

    Very beautiful poem, loved it especially the last 4 lines.


  2. niasunset says:

    so beautiful 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia


  3. I’ve read this four times now since it first showed in my email this morning… I wanted to acknowledge the impact of your words… There are many of us who hear this song.


  4. This is a beautiful poem – and a lovely image. 🙂


  5. Bonnie says:

    This is from the tenebris depth of your soul-pure lava. I could see it in your eyes. Remember Bri- life is short but potentially very




  6. Esther Ling says:

    You are such a wondeful poet


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