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Below is the poem entitled Silence which was written by poet Gareth Heslop. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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he sits alone
surrounded by
heather and moss and stone
and all the world 
he wishes to disown

he lies empty
surrounded by
meaningless possessions of plenty
and all the world
reinforcing his disillusioned twenties

he crouches and hides
surrounded by
a love that has already died
and all the world
he cannot abide

he stands without a care
surrounded by a
wilderness barren and bare
and all the world
he has no wish to share

And all this time
he shuffles around
his ears alert
for that silent sound
his eyes alive
for a loneliness found
his touch straining
for emptiness to surround

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  1. Date: 8/29/2009 4:00:00 AM
    Lonely, lonely write Gareth. The work thats posted on the Soup is incredible. So positive it leaves the reader wondering if it's someones life thay are reading or some awesome clever writing. If this is based on fact it's rather dark and sad, and i hope a light shines soon. The Highlander>>James

  1. Date: 8/11/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Incredible use of ryhme Gareth and a great poem strong lines and strong title. you have set the bar high with this poem and I mean that great work keep writting.

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 8:01:00 PM
    This is a poem that most people with find a part to resonate in ... your describing many different kinds of loneliness and you do it with a clarity thats amazing .. Love Jayne x x

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 1:54:00 PM
    "and all the world he wishes to disown"...why do I understand this sooo well? I know that feeling. A very lost poem...."and all the world he has no wish to share"...."touch straining".....I don't know, but my heart is wrenched because of that. Best wishes, Sara

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 8:15:00 AM
    Thrilling yet rhyming beatifully.

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 7:27:00 AM
    Deep feeling expressed here. Keep writing. Sara