A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cheron L'Estrange ~ De-titled

And sometimes
when the silence was too loud
you could hear someone
not crying
and you knew then
that is the worst type of pain


© Cheron L’Estrange


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GRADE 9
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10 comments:

  1. This poem is extraordinarily brilliant, Cheron. You have said so much about human emotion in a minimal number of lines. It blew me away.

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  2. Oh yes.. the worst tears are dry as sand.. the worst sorrow is silent and has to be endured in loneliness..

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  3. Wow. Agree with Ms. Clark. This poem brilliantly describes a very deep pain, not histrionic, deeper than expression, and your attention to the silence that carries it =--your description of it is so well done. Great job, Cheron. k.

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  4. The silence is deafening. This blew me away! (An old American expression meaning I really liked it).

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  5. ooohh. What a wonderful twist! Really quite profound.

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  6. You understand much if you understand this place of deep hurt that silences us.

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  7. How effective, the idea that you can hear someone "not crying", knowing that is when the pain is the worst. An awesome write.

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  8. Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! You take a common experience, use very few words and create deep meaning. So very well done.

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  9. Powerful. When the hurt is so deep that the body has no way to express it... And outsiders can't make sense of it, but they know it's there. Powerful, indeed!

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  10. This poem hit me hard and took away my breath! Your writing is brilliant! You say so much with so few words. I sincerely hope that you will continue writing poetry, as you definitely have a real talent!

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