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Silence Sounds

The sound of silence sounds off to me.

This particular sound for me is the feeling of suddenly waking from a deep drug 
   and alcohol induced coma like sleep.
Only to realize that I'm undoubtedly late for a, can't be tardy and with no exceptions
   life changing event.
Yet midway through this frightening experience, through frustration I'm trying to 
   remember what this, can't be avoided and happening now important event even is.
Then instantly through clarity of my sudden situation and its realization.
With no current conclusion and with my sweaty palms and they're cold wrinkly fingers gripping my face, I think fuck it, ( I'm all ready to late ).

This sound overwhelms me and alerts me that there's choices to be made.

One of these choices screams out to me, ( its ok to panic but be ready to solve).
The second choice seems to be steady with a sorta super natural feeling 
and it says to me, (be calm and quiet), intertwined with a soft soothing whisper 
   repeating, (just let go).

This sound overwhelms me and alerts me that there's choices to be made.

This particular sound for me is painfully waking up hearing blaring horns, bells, whistles, sirens, and silent alarms with choice number two from earlier 
   convincingly telling me to fall back asleep. 
Yet luckily with a hint of choice number one in the background mumbling and 
   repeating, (to solve is to possibly and temporarily experience panic but at least
   temporarily or even possibly still live).

The sound of silence sounds off to me.

7-11-2003 car accident out in the boonies -  Tony Dean Driskell 2nd
This poem was inspired by a car accident that I got into back in July of 2003.
I hurt one of my friends sitting passenger that night and it still haunts me today!
I was sent to the hospital as well suffering a broken femur, shattered ankle, lacerated spleen, and concussion. dealing with that was so easy compared to dealing with hurting my friend, its been 11 years now an I still think about it everyday. This poem is how I felt when I woke up on the ground about 15 feet from my SUV looking at it smashed into a tree and listening to Bra***n faintly try an communicate to me over the sound of the blaring horn. All this while I was trying to stand and walk to him just to be denied by my femur clicking back and fourth as I tried. While we were in the hospital together I could tell his family was righteously and morally upset with me. I wish every I had the courage to explain to them how sorry I am


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  1. Date: 9/30/2014 10:19:00 PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of this terrible event in your life. I appreciate the back ground information. Very well written, heavy and deep- that's how I like my poetry. Thankyou for expressing those feelings. I hope it helped. Poetry helps me get my feelings out. Again I'm sorry to hear this catastrophic happening. But it was beautiful poetry and I wish you all the best!
  1. Date: 9/26/2014 9:31:00 PM

    July eleventh two thousand and three @ around 2 A.M. A date I'll never forget! Since I explained my feelings for the first time ever up above. I'd also like to apologize to my father up in heaven, who passed of a heart attack on that same day and even though I was still in the hospital I should left with my uncle against doctor's orders to attend my own dads funeral. I've said it all now so GOD bless and thanks for listening yhall. Tony Dean Driskell 2nd (DR.IS.KILL) ARIES
  1. Date: 9/26/2014 6:43:00 PM

    very beautifully penned deep excellent write god bless

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