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In Our Silence

by badmalthus

This is where we find
darkness
lurking where there was
once light

We find apathy
where we once screamed
& we find hate
hiding where there was
once love

In our silence
we have planted tentacles
of technology
that creep & crawl
thru our
consciousness
crunching on blood
& bone
with crazy Frankenstein
teeth

In our silence
we are frozen
figures of fear
waiting for the right
fucking moment
to live in a world
where living means
saying

yes to debt
yes to slavery
yes to starvation
yes to politicians
yes to fascism
yes to poverty
yes to greed
yes to priests
yes to war
yes to fashion
yes to Hollywood
yes to everything

In our silence…
we have no humanity





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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by Dreaming-Demon on Friday, December 09, 2011 (01:54:01)
an amazing piece Harry! take care my friend

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (23:00:41)
    Hi Raymond...many many thanks mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by deepali on Friday, December 09, 2011 (07:26:46)
while we wait to live, will time wait for us!!
A sad factual write, brilliantly done.
love and warm wishes,
D.

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (23:01:27)
    Thank you very very much D.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Friday, December 09, 2011 (10:34:48)
some of us scream silently, don't we harry. say no! to the modern world and all it represents - love and peace - paul.

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (23:02:44)
    G'day Paul...many scream in silence...I'm answering the door with my finger on the trigger of my gun.
    Thanks mate.
    Harry

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      Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
      by omegapaf on Sunday, December 25, 2011 (12:23:54)
      i gettcha mate - joe strummer.

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by fogglethorpe on Friday, December 09, 2011 (11:12:52)
Hi Harry..a powerful piece of writing. You have a way of making grand statements in simple language, without sounding the least bit pretentious or preachy. This one has weight and authority. All the best..-H

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:54:07)
    Thanks for wonderful comment Hugh.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Friday, December 09, 2011 (13:25:42)
Thank goodness for Badmalthus...
come to grace us once again.
All too true, my friend - Mary Ann

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:48:41)
    Haha...a great big thanks Mary Ann.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Friday, December 09, 2011 (16:13:15)
Marvellous piece - such insight so well and powerfully expressed!

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:43:20)
    Always an honor to have you comment on my work Rory...many thanks mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by butterflyzrfree on Friday, December 09, 2011 (17:51:34)
You write with simplicity and grace. This adds to the face-punch at the end. a real powerpoem. Never let me face off with one of your poems. I would come out bruised and deeply wounded. Wow!

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:42:22)
    I disagree Gail...but thanks for the wonderful words my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by FuchsiaFestival! on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (04:58:30)
What a depressing, although truthful piece of poetry. Even though your perceptions of humanity are misanthropic, they have reason and substance behind them. I took into consideration long ago that humanity has been at its last breath. Yeah, that's right: it's last breath. We have killed our own race!

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:41:26)
    Thanks a million Sammi.
    Cheers...Harry

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      Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
      by FuchsiaFestival! on Friday, December 16, 2011 (23:17:48)
      You are very welcome.

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by pixietude on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (07:28:28)
lol, oh bother, are you the number one ranked poet again? Well, I guess I will forgive you your brilliance once again. Smile

Wonderful Harry. Truly captured. Sometimes what we don't say is just as powerful as what we do say.

Pix

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:40:48)
    Thank you Pix for your very kind words.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by Camille on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (15:27:58)
Absolutely magnificent, Harry. I couldn't have put it any better myself. Brilliant work, as always.

Camille

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, December 16, 2011 (22:34:05)
    Many many thanks Camille.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by BrokenWordsPoet on Saturday, December 17, 2011 (12:53:34)
As long as you don’t
recognize slavery
you are still a freeman
to believe in freedom
and think as a fool....

Well done Harry... BWP... James...

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 19, 2011 (03:39:48)
    Many many thanks James.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by floatingpoet on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (11:22:19)
dude that is so real! what is the world coming too? you get another ten from Capt. Mike and a favorite! Laughing

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Saturday, December 24, 2011 (00:53:09)
    Hullo Mike...many many thanks my friend.
    Cheers & Merry Xmas.
    Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by AnythingPink on Friday, December 23, 2011 (01:57:35)
I loved this.. I was able to feel the passion in this as I read it aloud and it's personality popped from the great word choice and analogies present.

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Saturday, December 24, 2011 (00:54:14)
    A million thanks Sam.
    Cheers & Merry Xmas.
    Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by flowergirl on Saturday, December 24, 2011 (07:11:34)
What a great piece! You are so very wise. And a great poet. Take care, Gail

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 26, 2011 (21:04:30)
    Thank you so very much Gail.
    All the best for the New Year.
    Peace...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by kenmoorecowboypoet on Saturday, December 24, 2011 (16:34:38)
Whooooh! First read, sir. Overwhelmin' me with brilliance here. Lost the grasp of words I usually spout 'bout magnificence. Cause maybe magnificent ain't quite good enough. Tip my hat, pard,
wabl
KenMoore
cowboy

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 26, 2011 (21:05:51)
    You are very kind Ken...thank you greatly for the lovely words.
    Have a good New Year.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by electrictiger on Saturday, December 24, 2011 (23:38:04)
I have to agree with everyone else here. The final segment is stunning.

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 26, 2011 (21:07:00)
    A million thanks Christopher.
    Have safe and happy New Year.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by K13739 on Sunday, December 25, 2011 (19:19:05)
Perfect Harry!! Can I send this to our wonderful politicians here in Greece? I think your poem describes them perfectly!

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 26, 2011 (21:08:56)
    Haha...you certainly can send it to your polies...I might send it to ours here in Ozland. A great big thanks Paula.
    Have happy New Year.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by Phoebe on Monday, December 26, 2011 (21:09:29)
If words had wings this would soar with angels and eagles alike - I love this Harry:)-Phoebe

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Monday, December 26, 2011 (23:41:53)
    You are too kind Phoebe...many many thanks my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by TygerTyger on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 (16:11:09)
A masterpiece, very powerful profound. Very well done, Thanks for posting. Take care. pete. LOl .

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by KateBurnell on Saturday, January 28, 2012 (11:02:54)
    I lived just five months in silence and I ran away. This was a personal poem to me that has seared a healing. Bless you.

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      Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
      by badmalthus on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (18:20:44)
      Thank you so much Kate.
      Cheers...Harry

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (18:20:07)
    A great big thanks Pete.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by TygerTyger on Monday, February 13, 2012 (16:49:19)
a very powerful Piece Harry. i could feel the raw emotion in this one. so true my friend. a great write. A ten and a heart. well done. Pete. LOL .

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by TygerTyger on Monday, February 13, 2012 (16:50:35)
    oops, Don't know what happened to the 10 and hearty. Sorry. pete. LOL .

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      Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
      by badmalthus on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (18:21:14)
      Thanks a bunch Pete.
      Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Thursday, March 01, 2012 (01:13:00)
G'day Harry...
You missed one line Harry...yes to a bulldog flag!
Another stunning piece of wisdom.
Thank you Harry.
Lindsay

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Saturday, March 03, 2012 (03:41:29)
    Hi Linds...thanks a million mate.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by LoveLifeLen on Thursday, April 11, 2013 (15:36:02)
Hello Harry,

I am LenLen, and I love your poem. What you have written here is truly an eye opener, and you have described it perfectly.
The sad reality of life... A wonderful write! Have a great day...Smile

-LenLen @)}------

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by shaaz on Thursday, March 20, 2014 (01:47:19)
Echoing Dickens this modern one is the best of times, it is the worst of times...we have everything before us, we have nothing before us...no idea how much it is relevant to what you presented here, but this is my raw perception...and your conclusion: "in our silence…
we have no humanity"...is making it a diagnostic write up!
regards,
shahzia

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Friday, March 21, 2014 (00:27:55)
    Many many thanks shaaz.
    Cheers...Harry

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Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
by zbird on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (20:55:46)
the first verse was so strong I didn't realize it left me holding my breath until the end of the poem when I finally released it. very powerful and poignant.

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    Re: In Our Silence (Score: 1 )
    by badmalthus on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (18:59:15)
    You are too kind Z...many thanks my friend.
    Cheers...Harry

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