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Silent But Speaking Volumes

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Silent But Speaking Volumes

So telling of emotion I’ve used you
At times I’ve quite abused you

You have told of emotion I would have left hidden
Thoughts I’ve had that are forbidden

You raise too quickly in surprise
And lower distinctly at an impending demise

But the thing I love that you do best
Is when others try to pry or test

One goes up and one goes down
No room for delusion 
You know my conclusion

The single raised brow says it best

written for the to Face, Face to Pen contest

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  1. Date: 4/30/2009 8:17:00 AM
    Very clever writing Laurie.Best iwshes with it.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 10:51:00 AM
    Loved the title, great work and best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 1:04:00 PM
    What a great laugh I had when I got to the last line, Laurie! That "raised brow" look always signals disapproval, doesn't it? (I can't raise one at a time, but know people who can.) A delightfully witty poem!

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 6:32:00 PM
    Brilliant Laurie! I love your closing line, and your carefully constructed couplet rhyming... BRAVO YOU!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 2:52:00 PM
    How about, "I love YOU! Gulp! Choke! The brows are hidden 'neath a shock of hair. This is clever and so goooood! Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 10:26:00 AM
    I never would have guessed an eyebrow, but they can speak loudly. God Bless my friend. Ron

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:26:00 AM
    LG this smells like a winner :) its silence speaks volumes.... 10/10

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:23:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest , Laurie .. Clever , witty writing ...

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:20:00 AM
    Clever Miss Ginn....I wouldn't have thought to use the brow....but you are right...the brow speaks volumns.....(my kids could tell you horror stories about my "LOOK" eyebrows gave them just the scolding necessary!!)

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:01:00 AM
    nice work. jhl

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 8:11:00 AM
    Well done piece my friend..kept me in the poem.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 6:48:00 AM
    Laurie, love the implied reticence of this couplet... filled with mental badminton between two! Jim

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 6:46:00 AM
    Interesting perspective in this poem. I like way you ended it. Fitting title. Keep on writing! Best wishes. Karen