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It is Quiet Tonight

It is quiet tonight.
The only sound is coming from
the soft murmur of the television set.
I don't know why I don't just put it on mute.
I don't want to hear what they have to say,
but I guess it is better than the sound
           of silence which is deafening. 
It hurts my ears, it hurts my heart.

Yesterday I was happy, but that was before,
before I stepped into the dark abyss.
I think I may have been pulled in 
           by the apathy of death. 
Death has such long arms.
I won't ask why, I know everyone must die.
But you left on a happy day, a day we were
making plans, and I had hope, 
       hope that we still had time,
                    time to share those plans.
You made me laugh until I cried that day,
        and then death swooped in 
                      and took it all away.
It is so quiet tonight.

© Connie Marcum Wong
8-27-16

August 10, 2016 Poem of the Day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/2/2019 9:29:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this poem.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/2/2019 10:00:00 PM
Thank you Valerie. : )
Date: 9/3/2016 3:19:00 AM
It hurts, indeed.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/3/2016 5:03:00 PM
Thank you Robin. Those who have suffered loss understand the meaning of my poem so much better. Cheers, Connie : )
Date: 9/2/2016 9:21:00 AM
You have written a deeply emotional poem my friend. Sadly, one that too many of us can identify with. Death, the one Thing that can only be defeated by one way. And its by faith, not science OR ANY OTHER MAN CREATION... Adding this gem too my fav list and congratulating you on writing such a gem.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/3/2016 2:42:00 AM
Thank you very much for the fave and praise for my poem Robert. I hope you are well my friend. Have a lovely weekend and or holiday. Cheers, Connie : )
Date: 9/2/2016 8:50:00 AM
pulled at my heart good write xx I'm new to the group I hope you like some of my hugs :)
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Date: 8/30/2016 9:22:00 AM
Connie, this WINNING poem is lovely and poignant. Favorite line: "Death has such long arms"! Congratulations! I'd give above 7 if I could. Janice
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Date: 8/30/2016 2:36:00 AM
I knew this was an exceptional piece of writing as soon as I read it. Very soon it will be top of the "Best new Poems" list...Deservedly so! Once again, Connie - Very well done! My warmest wishes. :) john
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Date: 8/29/2016 1:38:00 PM
Hi Connie, I remember this well written piece. I still feel the same way I did when I first read it. Congratulations on your winning write. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Date: 8/29/2016 12:37:00 PM
This touches me close...this experience lived by someone dear and who could never come out of her loneliness....Great write. Well done!My fav.:) Sunita
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Date: 8/29/2016 11:51:00 AM
Connie the emotions are beautifully expressed and very touching. Congratulations on your high placement.
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Date: 8/29/2016 11:25:00 AM
Congrats, Connie. You painted the deafening silence and loneliness of being bereft so beautifully. I hope you are not feeling this currently; sending gentle hugs. Agnes
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Date: 8/29/2016 10:11:00 AM
Connie, beautifully sad dear lady...congrats on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Date: 8/27/2016 10:49:00 AM
Really good poem
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Date: 8/22/2016 9:50:00 AM
Very quiet and all that black emotion shows. Heartfelt wishes. Kai
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/27/2016 6:29:00 PM
Thank you very much Kai. I can tell you understood my meaning in this dark poem. ; )
Date: 8/19/2016 3:15:00 PM
Brilliant write. I'm no expert but it reads perfectly.....Tony Kirk
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/27/2016 6:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Kirk. I appreciate your visit. ; )
Date: 8/18/2016 8:10:00 AM
This is so moving, I can see and feel why it was chosen for POTD. Congrats Connie.
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Date: 8/13/2016 9:57:00 PM
This is so wonderfully sad, don't know how I missed this beauty, but now it's done, it's left an indelible mark on my heart. a7 and a fave. I agree with John probably your best yet!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 3:41:00 AM
Wow John, I really appreciate your lovely and encouraging comment.Thank you so much for your comment and especially for the fave! ; ) Blessings, Connie
Date: 8/12/2016 12:24:00 AM
CAme back here to FAVE this one. I really like it. I am feeling so morbid these days!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/13/2016 10:13:00 PM
Gosh...I forgot to thank you for faving this Andrea. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Connie
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/13/2016 2:33:00 PM
I understand that Andrea. Maybe writing about your illness will be cathartic. Look at this sad poem....I sure wasn't expecting so many to like this poem. I am amazed at the reaction. Thank you Andrea. I hope you feel better soon. Love, Connie
Date: 8/11/2016 6:55:00 AM
Connie, your poem reads like music...very sad music that swells the heart. Thank you for sharing your heartache in such a profound and beautiful way! Hugs, Sheila
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 3:46:00 AM
You are welcome Sheila. Thank YOU for liking it so much. I appreciate your lovely comment. Blessings, Connie ; )
Date: 8/11/2016 4:06:00 AM
This is a beautiful sad poem, Connie:) Congratulations on Poem of the Day:) Well deserved:)
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Date: 8/11/2016 3:21:00 AM
To write as you have done so here requires the writer to have truly experienced those actual emotions at some point in their life - Usually some traumatic experience that has a deeply nested and profound effect! Quite often this does not manifest itself in our everyday lives, we hide it and soldier on - for that is life...but we never forget. Your best ever poem, Connie Marcum Wong - I salute you!! Your friend always. :) john
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john fleming
Date: 8/14/2016 1:54:00 PM
It has got such a strong response because...Emotively, and also in lots of other subtle little ways - it is quite brilliant! Sometimes, perhaps, on extremely rare occasions, maybe we do not really appreciate the impact of what we, at the time, intentionally write. This person you so devoutly mention here has now been resurrected by the power of your pen! For surely that is all we can hope for: That someone somewhere, when we are finally gone, remembers us...albeit briefly, some days sometime. Sleep tight, Connie. Your friend always. :) john
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 3:20:00 AM
Thank you so much John. I have been there, you are right. But I am not there now. It doesn't take much to trigger a memory that can take you right back to that sad moment. I cant believe the response this sad poem has gotten. Many Blessings my friend. ; )
Date: 8/11/2016 3:12:00 AM
:-)
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Date: 8/11/2016 3:11:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Connie...a beautiful piece written by a beautiful soul... a "Fave" :-) blessings, lynn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 3:48:00 AM
Wow! That means so much to me Lynn. Thank you for lovely comment and especially thank you for the fave! Blessings, Connie ; )
Date: 8/10/2016 5:32:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Connie: It really captures the disbelief of loss. Loved always, SuZ
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 4:11:00 AM
So good to hear from you SuZ. Thank you very much. I hope you and your hubby are well. Love, Connie
Date: 8/10/2016 3:46:00 PM
Such sad reality grief and loneliness, but this is a lovely poem, warm regards
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 4:04:00 AM
Thank you very much Laura. ; )
Date: 8/10/2016 12:37:00 PM
This is so sad full of emotion that is deeply moving. The title beautifully speaks to the powerful loss of your words. Wonderful writing..Congrats on being featured..most deserving blessings, lynn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2016 4:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Lynn. It is really appreciated. ; )
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