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I stand at the front of the exam hall, which is in total silence. Grey desks stretch out in neat rows - they remind me of gravestones in the local cemetery, with white faced students their unwilling occupants. The only sounds that can be heard are the pages being turned over and the scrawling of pens on the paper. Exam invigilators creep around the room like mice, their hawk like eyes ensure no one is cheating. Suddenly a booming fart breaks the silence - it sounds like a machine gun that has been fired in short staccato blasts. We can clearly see the perpetrator as his face is as red as a raspberry! Muffled giggles are stifled and silence is once again restored. A true story! Noise Contest Sponsored by Shadow Hamilton 03~09~17

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Date: 3/19/2017 2:16:00 PM
Congratulations Jan! :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/8/2017 12:25:00 PM
Thanks Heidi:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/19/2017 1:56:00 PM
Huzzah! Fab write, would expect nothing less ;) congrats! xomo
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/8/2017 12:25:00 PM
You are too kind Maureen!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/19/2017 11:53:00 AM
Brilliant poem Jan, I knew it sounded like a winner, so pleased, well deserved, Roy, :)
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Date: 4/8/2017 12:24:00 PM
Thanks so much Roy:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/19/2017 8:25:00 AM
At least it wasn't one of those Sunday school creepers that no one takes credit for, this guy will live in infamy.... congratulations Jan
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Date: 3/19/2017 8:55:00 AM
lol Charlie :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/19/2017 5:53:00 AM
You have passed your exam..Congrats on your win Jan..:-)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/19/2017 8:54:00 AM
ha ha ha:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/19/2017 2:51:00 AM
I feel for the poor guy lmao great poem Jan congrats on 3rd hugs
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/19/2017 8:54:00 AM
Thanks for a great contest Shadow:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/14/2017 4:06:00 PM
...the muffled voice of the gustatorily aggrieved.
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Date: 3/19/2017 8:53:00 AM
lol John:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/13/2017 6:01:00 AM
Funny Jan, but what about the lingering fragrance.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/19/2017 8:53:00 AM
ha ha ha James yes that does tend to hang around long after the initial event lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/12/2017 9:16:00 AM
I never expected the poem to take such a hilarious ending, Jan:) must have been embarrassing for the poor guy!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/12/2017 10:21:00 AM
Oh you know me and poop poems Jo - I do like to have a twist at the end lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 8:01:00 PM
Awesome, and hilarious.. did everyone put their heads down so they wouldn't be singled out.. ~*
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Date: 3/12/2017 5:10:00 AM
LOL Eve - the red face and smell gives it away ... its amazing how a noise like that really does reverberate round the room lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 3:29:00 PM
Oh Jan!! LOL!! This was gas!! Big Hugggs deb (good luck in the contest!!) :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 4:19:00 PM
ha ha ha LOVE that comment Deb:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 2:55:00 PM
Poor chap. How will he ever live that down?
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 3:13:00 PM
I can only recall it happening twice since I've been doing the job:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 9:59:00 AM
This was hilarious and made me laugh a ton :) So embarrassing too
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Date: 3/11/2017 10:01:00 AM
Its only happened about twice since I've been doing the job lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 5:34:00 AM
Funny and embarrassing story at the same time dearest Jan! Fortunately it has never happened something like that when I was supervising exams! Your narration and the images in the class are superb! A seven! Many hugs xx!
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Date: 3/11/2017 7:41:00 AM
I have done this job for about ten or more years and its happened a couple of times lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/11/2017 1:16:00 AM
This is very funny. Did the perpetrator pass the exam? Wishes, Kai
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Date: 3/11/2017 7:42:00 AM
ha ha ha that is a class comment :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 11:12:00 PM
Oh gawd... that would be totally embarrassing. And most likely an automatic F
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 7:48:00 AM
lol Robert:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 8:46:00 PM
Funny? Yes! More important extremely well written. An excellent example of great free verse. A Fav! By the way I have a new poem up if you get a chance I'd love your feedback. Again you display a great ease for free verse. I am very impressed by this write that paints picture after picture to reel us in to the reality of that day. I'm not surprised but definitely in awe of your talent.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 7:49:00 AM
You my friend are the master of free verse - me I just write poop lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 4:22:00 PM
Hello Jan. Thank you for the smile that this entry brings. I needed that. You wrote with clarity and with anticipation. You have proved noise well and I think you have met the contest requirement. Well done throughout. Good luck with the contest.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 7:50:00 AM
Thanks Lisa:-) I hope Shadow likes my take on noise lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 3:33:00 PM
haha, you are so funny Jan!
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Date: 3/11/2017 7:50:00 AM
Glad I made you smile Sara:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 3:05:00 PM
Ha! Jan. : ) With no hope of any secrecy, he should have marched rapidly in place. Hey, in for a penny, in for a pound. (Or, in the half-world, in one of his half-lives, was he then just alighting on the deck, having jumped off the yardarm to catch and rip the canvas sail...?)
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Date: 3/11/2017 7:51:00 AM
LOl Doug:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 2:44:00 PM
Amusing tale you tell. You cannot control all of the bodily functions all the time! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 7:52:00 AM
True Matthew and in an almost silent room the effects are quite dramatic lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 9:35:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant Jan, good luck in contest, sounds like a winner to me.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 7:52:00 AM
ha ha ha :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/9/2017 10:07:00 PM
Priceless! Good luck in the contest, Jan.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/10/2017 9:33:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed my poem Agnes - I do try and find humour in most things and we have had this happen several times over the course of the exam season:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/9/2017 6:33:00 PM
Jan that poem is hilarious I love it to my favs it goes.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/10/2017 9:32:00 AM
Thanks Edward - it is a job I adore doing and these things do happen occasionally:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/9/2017 5:47:00 PM
An awkward moment - when laughter must be suppressed, awkward shows up in a mess! What is left to say about noise after THE noise has been mentioned? A great sharing, Jan - an amusement generator. Hugs ... CayCay
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/9/2017 5:54:00 PM
The memory of the noise lingers in the air lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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